Kids visit Santa’s Victorian grotto at Museum of London Docklands
FATHER Christmas is taking time out from his busy festive schedule to find out what kids want in their stockings this year.
Santa has set up his grotto at the Museum of London Docklands until December 22, leaving the Christmas organising to Mrs Claus and the elves, clad with traditional period decorations, in the museum’s 19th century Sailor Town.
Children can share their seasonal hopes and dreams with the man in red at the museum in West India Quay and will go home with a special gift to start the seasonal merriment.
There is also a chance for kids to have their photo taken with Father Christmas, mounted as a festive keepsake to remind them of their visit.
The Museum’s Lowell Black said: “The Santa’s grotto was hugely popular with children last year. The Victorian setting makes it a truly unique and traditional Christmas experience.”
Humbug Scrooge will take over from Santa after he takes his sleigh back to Lapland and will be available to grumble to for anyone in need of a festive antidote from December 27-January 1.
Kids can come along to spread their festive cheer or share their Christmas grievances and might even come away with a gift if Mr Scrooge is in a good mood.
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Entry to Santa or Scrooge’s grotto costs �5. Photographs cost �5. Entry to the museum is free.