White Rose announces Festive Grotto

It’s the most wonderful time of year at White Rose Shopping Centre, as its much-loved Christmas grotto officially opens tomorrow (Saturday 6 November 2021).

Visitors are invited to meet the magical man in red at the centre’s magical grotto, where they’ll enjoy a meeting with Santa and his elves as well as receive a special gift to take away.

The event is opening for a special preview weekend on 6-7 November, and will be open daily from Saturday 13 November right up to 4pm on Christmas Eve to ensure that little ones of Leeds can make all of their last-minute requests.

Steven Foster, Centre Director at White Rose, said:

“We’re already getting into the festive spirit here at White Rose, and we can tell our guests are too – we’ve received lots of questions about Santa’s arrival. We’re excited to help ensure this Christmas is one to remember.”

What’s more, the centre will be launching a very special festive trail later in November. Stay tuned for announcements on White Rose’s social channels and website.

White Rose is also launching its Christmas hours from Monday 6 December. The centre will be open from 9am–9pm Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm Saturdays, and 11am–5pm Sundays from 6 December to 19 December, with even longer hours in the final run-up to Christmas: 9am–10pm from the Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December.

Last-minute shoppers will be pleased to know that White Rose will remain open from 8am-5pm on Christmas Eve, and early birds will enjoy extended hours on Black Friday, 26 November, from 9am-9pm. Boxing Day sale shoppers can browse bargains from 10am–4pm on 26 December.

Offering more than 100 shops and restaurants, including family favourites such as The Entertainer and Build-a-Bear Workshop, White Rose is the perfect festive day out destination. Look out for seasonal menus at Fridays and Pizza Hut and activities for all ages at The Escapologist.

For further information on everything festive at White Rose, visit www.white-rose.co.uk


This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of White Rose Shopping Centre