The Northern Quarter is getting a Santa's Grotto!

Visit 'The Big Man' on Hilton Street this December...

By Manchester's Finest | 2 December 2020

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I only ever went to a Santa’s Grotto once as a kid – in the Town Centre Shopping Mall in Oldham circa. 1987. I cried the whole way through it and ended up with a crappy plastic red bus as a present. Shite.

There (probably) won’t be any tears this year though as Santa’s Grotto has become a rare commodity indeed, what with COVID-19 restrictions all over the place. Kids will be proper pleased to see The Big Man this year – as will a bunch of adults – just begging for a bit of human contact after a year of isolation. 

Heading to Hilton House on Hilton Street from the 19th – 24th December, Puffin Box have created The NQ Grotto – a magical Christmas experience for kids and big kids alike. You’ll be taken on a magical (and socially distanced ) 60-minute journey through Christmas with…

🎄Meet & Greet the Ice Princesses
🎄Story Telling with Mrs Claus
🎄All hail the Ice Queen
🎄Showtime with Brother & Sister Elves, Holly & Ivy
🎄Wave to the Big Man

Each socially distanced grotto experience will take place in your very own ‘box’ which will be fully disinfected between sessions. All you need to do is grab up to six people and head on down for 60-minutes of pure Christmas joy! Bookings open on Thursday 3rd December – so be quick!


The NQ Grotto

Dates: From 19th – 24th December
Cost: £80 per box (up to 6 per box)
Times: 60-minute sessions
Venue: Puffin Box, Hilton House, NQ

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