Visit Our Santa's Grotto


A truly magical experience awaits your whole family at Housing Units this Christmas.

Head on over to the enchanted North Pole (aka our Santa’s Grotto!) this winter, for lots of festive fun. Watch the elves hard at work as they make all the toys ready for Santa’s delivery on Christmas Eve, and meet Rudolph and the reindeers.

All good boys and girls will then get to meet Santa Claus who will be waiting in his Grotto, ready to hand out presents to all children who visit.

Christmas truly is one of the best times of the year, and our Santa’s Grotto promises to be lots of fun for the whole family.

Didn’t get the chance to visit our spectacular Grotto last year? Then here’s a sneak peak of what awaits you… in fact, we promise it to be even more spectacular this Christmas, so you really don’t want to miss out.

Should you need more information, we've put together a list of answers to many questions. Please click here to view the Santa Experience FAQs.



Santa's Grotto Tickets

Dates: Monday 13th November 2017 – Wed 20th December 2017
Visit the Ground Floor of our Emporium Store and be transported to the North Pole, home of Santa Claus. As well as meeting with Santa, your child will receive an exciting age appropriate gift, in addition to a professional quality photo in a mount so that you can all remember the experience for years to come.

If you wish, you can also purchase other items like extra photos, greeting cards and picture frames at an additional cost. All featuring personalised photos from your visit, these are perfect for both Christmas presents or special keepsakes.

Location: Emporium Store Ground Floor

Price: £14.95* per child / adults Free of Charge

Upgrade your visit to Santa's Grotto with one of our gift packages


Breakfast and Dinner with Santa in The Wickentree

For an extra special experience, join Santa for breakfast or dinner at The Wickentree Restaurant in our Emporium Store. You'll enjoy a range of Christmas songs performed by the brilliant pianist Guy Porteous, while the Children are entertained by our Christmas fun packs.

After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast or dinner, you’ll all get to meet Santa himself, as he makes his long-awaited appearance. He’ll give every child a special gift which he’s bought all the way from his toy shop in the North Pole, and you can take as many pictures as you want – after all, we want your experience to be a magical one that you won’t ever forget!

Breakfast with Santa - SOLD OUT!

Dates: Each weekend from 25th November 2017 - 24th December 2017 & 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd December 2017
Times: Saturdays: 8.30am – 9.45am and Sundays: 9.00am – 10.15, Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd: 8.30am – 9.45am

Breakfast with Santa takes place in our Wickentree Restaurant and makes the perfect family treat this Christmas. Whilst the whole family enjoys a delicious festive breakfast, children are personally met by Santa and given a gift.
Breakfast with Santa includes a small English cooked breakfast for children, served with an English cooked breakfast plus tea or coffee for adults.

Fresh orange will be served upon arrival to Santa’s guests.

Location: Wickentree Restaurant, 1st floor Emporium Store

Price: £16.95* per child / £11.95* per adult

Breakfast with Santa Golden Ticket Book Tickets Here

Dinner with Santa - SOLD OUT!

Dates: Mondays and Tuesdays from 4th December 2017 – 19th December 2017, Wednesday 20th, and Thursday 21st 2017
Times: 16.30pm - 17.45pm

Also located in our Wickentree Restaurant is Dinner with Santa where children are served with a mini roast dinner, personally met by Santa and receive an age appropriate gift. Adults also enjoy a Christmas Dinner with a tea or coffee.

Warm bread baskets will be served upon on arrival on each table for Santa’s guests.

Location: Wickentree Restaurant, 1st floor Emporium Store

Price: £16.95* per child / £11.95* per adult

Dinner with Santa Golden Ticket  Book Tickets Here

Please be aware that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and remain the responsibility of said adult at all times

Should you want any more information, we've put together a list of answers to most of the questions you may have. Please click here for the Santa Experience FAQs.

( * a booking fee of 90p applies to each transaction, irrespective of the number of tickets purchased e.g. a customer purchasing two adult and two children's tickets for Santa's Grotto will only pay a total booking fee of 90p )


Where to find the best Santa's Grotto in Manchester

You don’t need to fly all the way up to the snowy North Pole to find Santa, because he’s taken time out of his busy schedule to visit us at Housing Units! You will find Santa located on the ground floor of our Emporium Store.