30th Nov - 25th Dec

Santa's Grotto at The Mall Wood Green

The Mall’s Christmas Lights Switch On Saturday 23 November marks the official start to our Christmas 2019 celebration, which this year is bigger and better than ever before. With fabulous new lights and decorations and several Christmas trees dotted around the centre, we will soon be ready to welcome our merry shoppers.

 Amongst the numerous traditional activities planned over the festive period, we will be looking forward to welcoming groups of carol singers. Various local groups including Palmers Green church will perform on Saturday 7 and Hospice UK on Saturday 14 December, while pupils from local schools will fill the centre with festive music on Thursday 12 December. Each group will be raising money for its chosen charity.


And let’s not forget Santa. As part of The Mall’s Christmas celebrations, our ever-popular grotto will be open from 30 November in City Square area on the ground floor near New Look. The grotto, which has been spruced up by our little elves and is looking better than ever, will be open daily until Christmas Eve. You can visit Santa’s Grotto by directly arriving at the Mall during the grotto-opening hour and queuing up or pre-book a slot online.


A visit to Santa costs just £5 per child and includes a Christmas gift. There is no charge for accompanying adults*.

For those who would like to capture the moment there will also be a photographer on hand. Guests have the option to purchase Photographs, Photography Merchandise including Snow globes and baubles as well as gift sets.

The money raised by The Mall through the grotto will be donated to The Mall’s charity of the year, the Godwin Lawson Foundation.


Santa’s Grotto opening hours*:

Saturday          30/11/2019     10 am – 6 pm  

Sunday             01/12/2019     11 am – 5 pm   

Monday           02/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Tuesday           03/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Wednesday     04/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Thursday         05/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Friday              06/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Saturday          07/12/2019     10 am – 6 pm   

Sunday             08/12/2019     11 am – 5 pm   

Monday           09/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Tuesday           10/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Wednesday     11/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Thursday         12/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Friday               13/12/2019    12 pm – 5 pm   

Saturday          14/12/2019     10 am – 6 pm   

Sunday             15/12/2019     11 am – 5 pm   

Monday           16/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Tuesday           17/12/2019     12 pm – 5 pm   

Wednesday     18/12/2019     12 pm - 5 pm    

Thursday         19/12/2019     10 am – 6 pm   

Friday               20/12/2019    10am – 6pm   

Saturday          21/12/2019     10am – 6pm   

Sunday             22/12/2019     11am – 5pm   

Monday           23/12/2019     10am – 6pm   

Tuesday           24/12/2019     10 am – 3 pm  


Pre book your visit to Santa’s Grotto here.

For more details call 02088886667  or email 

On behalf of the entire centre we would like to wish all of our visitors a very happy, peaceful and prosperous Christmas.


*Please Note:

  • We advise that you arrive at least 2 hours before the grotto is due to close as we may stop admissions to the queue during busy periods. Pre Booking is advisable. Please read the T&C before booking.
  • Personal photography or recording of any kind is not allowed inside the Grotto. We have a professional photography team onsite who will offer the chance to purchase a photograph with no obligation to purchase
  • Max 3 accompanying adults are allowed per ticket.