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Come and meet Father Christmas at The Chantry Centre!

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

Please be aware the 2022 Christmas Grotto has now closed. Find 2023 dates here

Our Christmas Grotto opens from Friday 25th November 2022.

Father Christmas and the elves will be flying in from the North Pole to visit families in Andover this Christmas.

Opening on Friday 25th November, to coincide with the town centre's Christmas Festival and Lights Switch On, the Chantry Centre's Grotto will be located near to Sports Direct, Jenny's restaurant and Toy Arena.

Children will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and take home a special Christmas gift.

Tickets cost £5 per child (adults can enter for free) and there's no need to book. The Grotto will be open on the following dates:

  • Friday 25th Nov: 3pm - 8pm

  • Saturday 26th Nov: 10am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Saturday 3rd Dec: 10am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Sunday 4th Dec: 10am - 3pm

  • Saturday 10th Dec: 10am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Sunday 11th Dec: 10am - 3pm

  • Saturday 17th Dec: 10am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Sunday 18th Dec: 10am - 3pm

  • Friday 23rd Dec: 10am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm ** Please be aware the Grotto will be closing at 4pm on Friday 23rd, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Saturday 24 Dec: 11am - 3pm

We look forward to welcoming you to the Grotto!

Important information:

  • It is not possible to pre-book the Grotto, please be aware that during busy periods there may be queues.

  • Payment must be made by credit or debit card only, we cannot accept cash.

  • Tickets cost £5 per child, adults can enter for free.

  • Please be aware the Grotto will close for a short lunch break each day.

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