Santas Grotto at the Howgate Shopping Centre

Our Santa's Grotto is located in the vacant unit next to Dorothy Perkins this year, opposite the Help Desk. 

We have teamed up with CHAS, Children's Hospices Across Scotland. There will be CHAS volunteers on selected days with craft tables outside the grotto and we will make a donation from every grotto visit.

A visit including gift is £4.00 and the grotto will open every weekend from Saturday 17th November.  The grotto will open every day from Thursday 20th November to Christmas Eve and for those that work, we have 2 late nights to 7pm on 20th & 21st December.

Parents of children with additional needs can pre-book a private visit to Santa's Grotto by emailing  We offer this from 11am - 12pm every Sunday from 18th November to 23rd December, you will have the grotto to yourself (excluding grotto staff) with no time limit.

Borg Grech photography will capture your special moment with a professional photograph, available to purchase.   One 8"x 6" print @ £8.50 or Two for £16.00.   4 x Fridge Magnets - £11.00.     4 x Key rings - £9.50   Digital images e/mailed to clients as requested @ £15.00.


Santa's Festive Grotto at the Howgate Shopping Centre