A little girl visiting Santa

Santa’s Grotto Edinburgh 2018

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Find Santa’s Grotto in Edinburgh,
Nov – Dec 2018, various venues.

Santa Claus is extremely busy at this time of year, popping up in shopping malls and garden centres all across the land. If your little ones want to have a word with the jolly man in red before he packs up his sleigh on Christmas Eve, here’s where they can find Santa’s Grotto in and around Edinburgh.

Where is Santa in and around Edinburgh?

Santa books up fast! Please check all dates and timings with the venue and reserve a slot before visiting where possible.

Santa’s Grotto, Edinburgh’s Christmas17 Nov – 24 Dec
Santa’s Grotto, Ocean Terminal17 Nov – 24 Dec
Father Christmas’ Grotto, Dobbies18 Nov – 24 Dec
Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas, Dobbies18 Nov – 24 Dec
Santa’s Grotto, The Gyle23 Nov – 24 Dec
Santa Trains, Bo’ness1 – 23 Dec
Santa at Dalkeith Country Park1 – 23 Dec
Conifox Christmas Experience1 – 24 Dec
Cameron Toll, Be Good for Santa1 – 23 Dec
(Sat & Sun only)
Jenners Santa’s Grotto
(no online bookings, just pay on arrival)
1 – 16 Dec
(Sat & Sun only)
& 20 – 24 Dec
Breakfast with Santa, The Bridge Inn8 – 24 Dec
Conifox Breakfast with Santa22 – 24 Dec

Santa’s Grotto Blogs

Read Amy’s blogs on previous visits to see Santa:

Who is Santa Claus and where does he come from?

The legendary man has many names .. Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas. His story dates back to a bishop named Nicholas who was born in the 3rd century in the country we now call Turkey. Giving away all that he owned, he travelled far and wide helping those less fortunate. After his death he was made a saint and stories of his kindness spread. His life was celebrated each 6th December, the anniversary of his death, with a feast and gift-giving. Dutch immigrants brought the tradition over to America in the 17th century, and Saint Nick or Santa Claus was incorporated into American Christmas celebrations. Over time, the figure has evolved into the Father Christmas we recognise today, with his long white beard, red fur-trimmed suit and hat and jolly disposition.