Forget Lapland, this Christmas Santa will be back in Birmingham and he’ll be staying at the
bmibaby Birmingham Christmas Grotto in Chamberlain Square from 19 November until Christmas Eve.
The grotto is surrounded by hundreds of real Christmas trees, which are decorated with
twinkling lights and Santa’s elves will be on hand to help Father Christmas. Entry to the grotto is £5 for both children
and adults (including every adult accompanying a child). Children under one go free. There will be a limited number of tickets
each day and timed tickets for the grotto can be purchased at the Wheel of Birmingham from 10am every day, where you can also board the Santa Express. This land train, which is sponsored
by Centro, will whizz people in comfort across Centenary Square.
New for this year, all visitors to the grotto will also
be able enter a special Christmas wish competition. Two computers will be located in the grotto reception area and customers
will just need to fill in their details and make a Christmas wish, which will then be passed to Santa. The author’s
of the three best Christmas wishes will be awarded fabulous prizes including vouchers for Selfridges Birmingham and bmibaby
Councillor John Alden, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture says: “This is the only
place in the city centre where children can visit Father Christmas and we want to make it a magical experience that they'll
remember for years to come. I should like to thank the title sponsor bmibaby, city centre retailers and Centro for their support
which has helped the council to provide this magnificent Grotto for the children of Birmingham for a second year."
Hodge, bmibaby’s marketing director, added: “bmibaby is delighted to support the bmibaby Birmingham Christmas
Grotto. This will be bmibaby’s first Christmas in Birmingham and by supporting such a fantastic event we hope to make
it a very memorable one.”
The grotto is sponsored by bmibaby
Supported by 100.7 Heart fm
and the Birmingham Mail