Published on November 8th, 2013 | by News Team0
All aboard the Santa Express to St George’s Hall grotto
A brand new Christmas Grotto, complete with miniature train, will open in one of Liverpool’s most iconic historic buildings! St George’s Grotto will come alive within one of Liverpool’s most beloved landmarks, St George’s Hall.
Visitors are invited to take part in magical journey through this iconic building before meeting Father Christmas himself.
Opening Saturday 16th November and running every Saturday and Sunday until 14th December, and from then on every day right up until 23rd December, St George’s Hall’s magical Christmas interactive experience is the perfect way for children and families to revisit the Christmas of a time gone by.
This enchanting journey begins at St John’s Lane entrance where visitors board a real Santa Express Train. Once on board passengers will be whisked through St Georges Hall as Christmas comes alive before their very eyes, travelling through Santa’s Workshop and an authentic Winter Wonderland before excited children (and adults too) meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at the very end of their journey. Each child will receive an early Christmas present and actors and performers will bring a Dickensian Christmas scene to life, as they entertain and spread festive magic throughout this nostalgic experience; a fitting scene for Dickens’ favourite venue.
Councillor Wendy Simon, Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, said: “We can’t wait to throw open our doors for our first ever Christmas grotto and give the children (and big kids) of Liverpool a magical festive experience steeped in history and tradition, with a real miniature train ride and a present from Santa to top it all off.”
Tickets are available to purchase on the day at St George’s Hall itself, with children’s tickets priced at £6 (accompanying adults go free!), this is the perfect way for the whole family to recapture the true meaning of Christmas.
St George’s Hall Grotto
16 November-14 December, Sat & Sun only
15 December – 23 December, open daily
11am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Child’s ticket £6 (includes gift from Santa). Accompanying adults go free.
Tickets available to purchase at the venue on the day