Win family tickets to meet Santa Claus at Waterside Grotto

There’s one Lincolnite reader who’s had more than his fair share of visits to see Father Christmas — and that’s Peter Pan, the boy who’s never grown up.

Peter was joined by Wendy today when they officially opened the Waterside Centre’s Santa’s Grotto.

The stars of Lincoln Drill Hall’s pantomime popped in to see Father Christmas this morning.

Santa Claus will be in his grotto all the way up to 3pm on Christmas Eve, when he needs to leave to attend to some very important business.

Waterside’s Grotto is the only one in the city centre and is proving particularly popular this year.

Meet Santa every day up until 3pm on Christmas eve. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

“Every year is busier and more popular than the one before and this year is no exception,” says Dean Cross, centre manager.

“The Grotto is just one of many festive events taking place this month.

“We’ll be visited by carol singers raising money for several charities, the BBC are with us on December 22 premiering several new television programmes.

“It’s Christmas Jumper Day on December 14, and of course, there’s late night shopping every Thursday between now and December 21.”

A visit to Santa costs from £6 and includes a free gift and can be booked online.

Ticket competition

Five Linconite-reading families can win a free visit to see Santa! To enter, simply watch our video interview with Santa and tell us in the comments what Peter Pan wants for Christmas.

Peter Pan and Wendy meet Santa at his Grotto in the Waterside Shopping Centre.

Posted by The Lincolnite on Monday, 3 December 2018

The Grotto can be found on the Waterside’s lower level at the base of Lincoln’s tallest Christmas Tree, part of the centre’s new decoration and lighting scheme.

“The centre is looking really festive, and we’re delighted with the new decorations.

Pictures are also available inside the grotto. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

“We’ve been getting in the Christmas spirit since the crocodile from the Drill Hall’s pantomime deciding to visit us last month but now that Santa is with us and the Christmas music is on, it really is starting to look like Christmas,” added Dean.