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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.