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intu Lakeside opens doors to new Aurora Explorer Christmas Grotto

04 Dec intu Lakeside opens doors to new Aurora Explorer Christmas Grotto

This year, intu Lakeside have launched their brand new, Aurora Explorer Christmas Grotto. Shoppers are invited to come and meet Santa, whilst going on a magical journey guided by his Aurora Elves.

Located in The Quay, head to the grotto to be greeted by an Aurora Elf, who will take visitors on an enchanted experience through the ice caves. They will meet a friendly reindeer and a group of elves who help children to find out what type of Aurora Explorer they are. They will step into the crystal cave, to see which colour aura has been chosen for them and whether they are a Wish Gatherer, Star Spotter or Joy Bringer. Visitors will continue their journey through the Tundra Tunnel and on to their one-to-one visit with Santa.

There are opportunities to pose at selfie spots and have a professional photo with Santa; which will be available to purchase in a variety of different festive keepsakes.
Book to become an Aurora Explorer here
intu Lakeside are open late in December, so there’s more time to enjoy all the festive fun and find that perfect present. Enjoy free parking all day, with 12,500 car parking spaces.

25 November – 8 December
Monday – Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

9 December – 23 December
Monday – Friday: 9am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Christmas Eve
9am – 6pm

Christmas Day

Boxing Day
9am – 9pm