Christmas with a cause

Children’s charity The ARCHIE Foundation will host Santa’s Winter Wonderland for another year from Saturday, November 16 at Bon Accord Aberdeen. The grotto can be found on the upper mall of the centre and each child that visits will get to meet Santa and his elves, have their photo taken and receive a memorable gift.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

All profits will go to The ARCHIE Foundation, the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

Craig Stevenson, centre manager at Bon Accord, said: “We are delighted to have Santa’s Winter Wonderland back in the centre for another year and to support The ARCHIE Foundation whilst doing so.

“Visiting Santa is an exciting part of the Christmas experience for many children and it is fantastic to be able to bring this into the heart of the city.”

Jamie Smith, fundraising manager for ARCHIE, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming kids from across the north-east as they visit the grotto.

“It’s always a special experience for families when their little ones meet Santa.

“We hope that knowing the money they spend at the grotto will be helping local sick children will make it even more special.”

Tickets to Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Bon Accord cost £4.95 per child.

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