Santa’s Grotto 2017

Santa’s Grotto 2017


The Saffron Walden Round Table would like to thank the local community for their support at the Santa’s Grotto that took place on 3rd and 4th December in the Town Hall.  

Building on the previous work of the Saffron Initiative and the Town Team, the Town Council this year decided to create the Walden Winter Wonderland Weekend.  As part of this the Saffron Walden Round Table were invited to run a Santa’s Grotto.  Stephen Woodard Chairman said, ‘the Round Table were very proud to be asked to be a part of the Winter Wonderland Weekend.  All of the guys had a great time dressing up as elves and ensuring as many children as possible got to see Father Christmas.’

The Round Table are looking forward to guiding the Santa Sleigh around town this Saturday 9th (south town route) and Sunday 10th (north town route) December.  Further information, an interactive map, and live tracking can be found on our santa’s sleigh page.

Steve Hendy organiser of the Santa’s Grotto said, ‘I am very grateful to all of the parents who brought their children along to see Father Christmas. It was a fantastic experience to see the magic and joy that a trip to Father Christmas brought to the hundreds of children who passed through the grotto this weekend.  There was not a member of the Round Table who did not enjoy being a part of the towns Christmas celebrations.  The Round Table continue to learn for this event and look forward to continuing to improve upon it.

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