Father Christmas will be making a grand entrance in Wimborne on Saturday, November 29th to take up residence in the Julia’s House grotto.
He will be arrive in style aboard a horse-drawn dray at noon - ahead of the town’s official Christmas light switch on later that evening – and will be welcoming visitors until 6pm.
The grotto will be open every Saturday in the run-up to Christmas, including 20th December, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Every child who visits will receive a gift and every visit will be supporting local life-limited children. It costs £6 to meet Santa with all proceeds going to the Dorset children’s hospice.
There will be festive activities for all the family plus a few surprise guests popping up at the grotto – last year they included Mickey Mouse, a giant polar bear and a pair of adorable Shetland ponies complete with antlers!
“We are so excited to be back in Wimborne this year, just up the road from our hospice,” said Community Fundraising Manager Lin Hudswell. “It is such a wonderful town and everyone has been so welcoming.
“Last year was a huge success with more than 350 children visiting Santa. The Wimborne community were thrilled to have a local charity at the heart of their Christmas celebrations. We hope lots of families will come along and see Santa and join in the festive fun.”
For more information about the Julia’s House Christmas Grotto, please visit juliashouse.org.