Santa sets the date to fly to Queensgate

News in from the North Pole: Santa will be arriving in Peterborough on Saturday, 19 November at Queensgate Shopping Centre!

The jolly big fella will officially open his grotto in North Square (outside John Lewis) at 6pm, straight after Peterborough City Centre’s Christmas light switch on at 5pm.

There’s more: Santa’s elves are giving out 3,000 special Rudolf-wristbands in Cathedral Square from 4pm and each has a magic number! Grab a wristband and after the light switch on, head to Queensgate’s North Square and you could win from dozens of amazing prizes!

Santa will pick out the magic numbers and if it matches yours, you’ve WON! There are big prizes and little prizes plus entertainment for all the family to enjoy.


“We are extremely excited to be working with Peterborough City Council this year and supporting the city’s Christmas light switch on,” says Mark Broadhead, Centre Director at Queensgate Shopping Centre. “This is a wonderful event for the whole family to enjoy and get into the festive spirit, plus win some amazing prizes.”

Last year, Queensgate unveiled its stunning new Christmas lights and spectacular 30ft fairy-lit tree, which will be returning this year.

Santa’s Grotto is open from Saturday 19 at 10.30am then every other day will be as follows:

Sunday, 20th November until Wednesday, 14th December
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Saturdays 9am-6pm
Sundays 10.30am-4.30pm

Thursday, 15th November until 24th December
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Saturdays 9am-6pm
Sundays 10.30am-4.30pm

Christmas Eve 9am-5pm

Grotto tickets are available on arrival and tickets cost £5 per child (which includes a present). Photos are optional to purchase at the end.


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