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St. Pancras International: Christmas Grotto

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November 17 @ 10:00 am December 23 @ 5:00 pm

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Get ready to embark on a magical journey this Christmas! Look no further than Father Christmas’ enchanting Grotto with Sharky and George at St. Pancras International. Nestled within the heart of this iconic London station, Father Christmas’ Grotto is a festive haven where the spirit of Christmas comes alive and promises memories for the entire family. 

A Tale of Christmas Magic 

Visitors will be transported into a whimsical world straight out of your favourite Christmas storybooks. Adorned with enchanting decor inspired by classic tales, it will create a cosy and nostalgic atmosphere that both children and adults will adore. The blend of traditional Christmas elements and beloved literary themes makes St. Pancras’ grotto unique. 

Meet Father Christmas 

The highlight of this magical experience is, of course, the chance to meet Father Christmas himself as he waits to catch his train up North and has found time to see some very lucky children. Children will have the opportunity to sit with him, share their Christmas wishes, and receive a token gift.  

Mischief with Christmas Elves 

But the fun doesn’t stop with Father Christmas! Mischievous elves will be on hand to spread laughter and joy throughout the grotto. Children can play, chat, and will have the opportunity to create their own Christmas decorations to take away with them. It’s an interactive experience that adds an extra layer of magic to the visit. 

Access Exclusive Discounts

Get the Christmas shopping done and dusted early + conveniently! After Father Christmas and his helpers have welcomed visitors through their grotto, each grotto ticket purchased will include exclusive discounts available from the wealth of in-station restaurants and retailers available at St. Pancras International to extend the festive feeling. 

  • Hamleys are offering 20% off full-price items for grotto ticket holders* 
  • Hatchards are offering 20% off full-price items for grotto ticket holders*
  • Searcys are offering a free dessert for children with Christmas Grotto tickets**

Plan Your Visit 

Father Christmas’ Grotto at St. Pancras is open on various dates from November 17th to December 23rd, making it easy for families to fit this magical experience into their busy schedules. Be sure to book your tickets in advance, as this beloved attraction tends to fill up quickly! While you visit the station, you will also be able to experience the St. Pancras Christmas Tree, one of London’s most iconic Christmas displays. This has taken many forms over the years, from a bold Tiffany & Co robot to a beautiful Lancôme light show carousel and even an intricate tree made entirely from Lego.

Book now, and let the festivities begin! 

Additional information: 

Opening dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 17th November to 17th December. Daily between 18th December to 23rd December

Duration: 15 minutes per visit 

Age requirement: The sessions are suitable for children ages 2-11

Location: The Grand Terrace, St. Pancras International Station

Accessibility: The event is wheelchair accessible 

Cost/Tickets: £25 per ticket.  The price includes entry for one child and two adults.




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