Santa’s grotto returns to Clacton pier for first time in five years

Elves Charlotte Hennessy and Jasmine Herrington-Doe are preparing for Santa to arrive Picture: CLACT

Elves Charlotte Hennessy and Jasmine Herrington-Doe are preparing for Santa to arrive Picture: CLACTON PIER - Credit: Archant

Santa’s Grotto has returned to Clacton pier for the first time in five years.

The massive grotto has been created outside the Discovery Bay soft play area at a cost of £15,000 and will be open to the public until December 23.

The fun gets underway at the weekend with a host of ‘Breakfast with Santa’ events. After school events begin on Monday.

Nigel Brown, the pier’s communications manager, said: “We decided that if we are going to offer these Christmas activities again for the first time in five years, we needed to have a grotto that matches the standards of our other facilities.

“People travelling along the seafront from Holland-on-Sea direction towards Clacton an get a glimpse of the grotto on the eastern side of the pier.”


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Breakfast with Santa runs from 9am to 10.30am each Saturday and Sunday up to Christmas.

For full details of the pier’s Christmas events and to book tickets see www.clactonpier.co.uk

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