No booking is necessary for this grotto
, but opening times vary a lot.
Have a look through the Echo's photo archives to see how youngsters have enjoyed grottos
in Liverpool past and present .
A SCOUT leader has accused garden centre "grinches" of ruining Christmas after his troop was frozen out of running a festive grotto
The visiting delegation started its technical scientific tour from Jeita Grotto
and to include most grottos
A MAGICAL visit to a grotto
is a Chris-must for the kids and this year, Santa's army of helpers are doing him proud.
Children visiting these amazing magical grottos
between December 10 and 16 will receive a free standard photo worth PS3 when they present this voucher.
But, let's face it, some grottos
are more magical than others.
The deal also came with a key commitment from the owner of the the 34th Street building to acquire the 58th Street location in a year's time for a sum favorable to the landlord if the Grottos
couldn't find another buyer.
However they differ, one thing all grottos
have in common are the granite benches and tables, sometimes big enough to seat more than a dozen people.
More than 100 children went to a special Santa's Grotto
courtesy of a housing association.
Toy crazes come and go, yet the magic of the Christmas grotto
is as strong for sophisticated,computer-literate 21st century kids as ever it was.
The added difficulty of ensuring all Santas are thoroughly screened has meant many grottos
will not be going up in shopping centres this year.