“Here at the centre, we look forward all year to celebrating Christmas traditions with our visitors,” said centre director Zoe Inman. Welcome to The Trafford Centre, the world-renowned shopping, dining and leisure destination where you'll always find must-have brands, high street favourites, delicious food and exciting leisure all under one spectacular roof. ... You might spot an elf or 2, Santa’s grotto, real reindeers in a snow-filled festive surrounding. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours. Now that lockdown restrictions have eased and all shops are allowed to reopen, the Trafford Centre‘s popular Christmas grotto has reopened to welcome families in a COVID-secure attraction. 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But Reindeer Lodge’s clever elves have come up with a cunning way to let the kids get close to the big red-suited bearded one without noticing they’re not actually that close at all – by sitting in a giant sized sledge with Santa. 100+ Santa’s Grottos and Santa Experiences in the UK 2020 Visiting a Santa’s Grotto has always been one of the most fun Christmas activities to do with our kids since they were small.  If you have a pram and need to use the lower car park, there are lifts at the far end (closest to Selfridges). All Rights Reserved. You do get an age-appropriate gift for each child as well as part of your ticket price. Don’t miss out on what’s new in Manchester. 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Before meeting Father Christmas, children are invited to gather some magical reindeer food and take it home to sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve to help Norbert’s reindeer friends fly the sleigh. Tickets must be booked online prior to arrival via the website: tickets.eskimojoevents.co.uk/trafford_2020. If you’re using the tram, get the main intu Trafford Centre stop – and then walk through the Selfridges entrance to get to the grotto. Start Date: 14-Nov-2019 End Date: 24-Dec-2019 Venue : intu Trafford Centre Take an enchating journey to find Santa at intu Trafford Cente's Peter Rabbit Grotto for Christmas 2019. Meet Santa himself and Mrs Claus Hear a story, talk about the Reindeer and Sing some carols! There’s a variety of packages for photos – and you can get them in a snow globe, bauble or just as a regular mounted photo. Imagine you're 5 years old … The Trafford Centre’s Reindeer Lodge is open from 17th November – 24th December. 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