Visit Father Christmas – Sunday Dates

Book to visit Father Christmas on a Sunday – £5

Experience a little magic this Christmas with the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his grotto at Clacton Shopping Village. What’s more, our grotto is hosted by Clacton Lions and the RNLI and 100% of your ticket fee is donated to either charity.

Each visit includes a free wrapped gift and an opportunity to take pictures with Father Christmas and in his sleigh during your journey through the grotto.

Support a Local Cause

Each Visit to Father Christmas costs £5 + Eventbrite fees. The grotto is open for 4 weekends and your visit will act as a donation to either the Clacton Lions or RNLI with each charity hosting the grotto on the following dates:

  • 27/28 November – Clacton Lions
  • 4/5 December – Walton and Frinton RNLI
  • 11/12 December – Clacton RNLI
  • 18/19 December – Clacton Lions


Opening Times and Location

The grotto is open 10am-5pm Saturdays and 11am-4pm Sundays with a break for Father Christmas to enjoy some mince pies at 1pm.

The grotto is located in unit 16 at Clacton Shopping Village, between Card Factory and The Works. Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes ahead of your booked time.



Santa and his elves are following the latest government guidelines relating to Covid-19. Should you or anyone in your party be showing any symptoms or have come into contact with anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19, please contact us to arrange a different time to visit or a refund. No refunds will be offered for missed times though we will do our best to offer you an alternative slot that day should there be on available. No refund will be offered to no shows.


Looking to visit Father Christmas on a Saturday?

If you’re looking to visit the Father Christmas’s grotto in Clacton Shopping Village on a Saturday, please click here to book instead.