Visit Santa for Free

Santa in his grotto at EK, East Kilbride

Visit Santa every weekend from 17th November until Christmas Eve

We won't be charging families to visit Santa, or giving away toys this year. Instead, we ask that visitors consider making a small donation to Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity at our Wishing Well located in the grotto (next door to Bella Italia). 

Open at The Hub every weekend plus Friday 21st December and Monday 24th December.

Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 5pm
Friday 21st December - 10am to 5pm
Monday 24th December - 10am to 4pm

QUEUING & GROTTO CLOSING TIME - Please note that closing time is when Santa leaves the grotto, and it is not the time of the last visit. During busy times, we may need to close the queue well in advance of the grotto closing time; therefore we recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment. Santa may have to take short breaks from the grotto to feed the reindeer. If you require further information, please ask our Head Elf for details during your visit.  

PHOTOGRAPHS - You can purchase a photograph for £4 during your visit, or take your own photograph on your smartphone.

BOOKINGS - We understand that some of our young visitors may have special educational needs or disabilities which may make it uncomfortable to queue for prolonged periods. With this in mind we have created a priority online booking facility that can be used by those requiring additional assistance at Santa’s grotto.  We kindly ask that you consider our customers with special educational needs or disabilities and request that you only use this booking facility if absolutely necessary. This will ensure that every child has an opportunity to see Santa this Christmas. CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

* Bookings not available for 17th November or Christmas Eve.