Christmas Grotto

Santa arrives at the Centre on Saturday 18th November from 9am. Follow the festive in-centre trail to lead you to Santa’s Christmas Grotto on New Row, next to House of Fraser and Zara.

Why not take home a family photograph with Santa as a memento of your enchanting visit.

The grotto will be open every day from Saturday 18th November until Sunday 24th December.

Opening times may vary, please check the booking page for details: to book click here

The centre will be operating autism friendly hours, for families who would benefit from a quieter time visiting our grotto.

Autism friendly hours:

5th - 6th December - 10am - 11am

12th - 13th December - 10am - 11am

13th December - 6pm - 7pm

These sessions are walk ins only, and cannot be booked online. These sessions are geared for families who have autistic children, the grotto staff will meet their needs in a different way in these sessions.


Visit Santa and receive a gift                       £4.50

(Online booking fee of £1.50 per transaction)

6” x 8” photo in folder                                    £7.00

Keyring and magnet combination pack         £7.00

Snow Frame                                                 £12.00

Photobook                                                    £12.00

Snow Frame and Photobook                       £20.00

Book your place in advance to avoid disappointment!

If you have been able to not make your reservation to see Santa, please call 0131 513 9415 to re book.