Santa's Grotto
It's getting that time of year again and we are delighted to report that Santa's Grotto will be returning this year


We are delighted to be able to host Santa in our Grotto again this year, as part of Stamford's Christmas Market.  Santa has said that he missed coming to see all the lovely people in Stamford last year and hopes that you have all been safe and well throughout this dreadful pandemic, it has been a terrible time for everyone.

Stamford and District Lions will be building the Grotto where the children can visit Santa, have a chat and receive an early present.

Mrs Claus and some of his elves will accompany him on his trip from Lapland, North Pole

The Grotto will be situated in Broad Street, outside Browne's Hospital, as usual.

Opening times are 10:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                    2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Santa will take a break during the day to check on his reindeer from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If any of these times change they will be posted outside the Grotto.

Santa will arrive in Red Lion Square at 10:00 a.m. and will be accompanied, on his walk to the Grotto, by Stamford Town Crier, Stamford Pantomime Players (singing carols on the way) and some of Santa's elves.  Keep an eye out for him.

Please come early as he tends to get rather busy as the day goes on and we hate to disappoint the children.

Covid-19 Measures

As we have limited space in the Grotto, and Santa and his elf are waiting for you, we need to be mindful of numbers entering

Santa, Mrs Claus and the Chief Elf really want to keep everyone safe so please could we ask you to follow some simple Covid-19 guidelines

  • Sanitize hands before entering the Grotto

  • Maintain space where possible

  • Masks may be worn if desired

  • Numbers may need to be limited

Please follow current National Covid-19 guidelines in place on 28th November

The safety of everyone is important