Santa’s Wight Christmas Grotto at The Needles

November 23, 2018

Dream of a Sparkling ‘Wight’ Christmas at The Needles Landmark Attraction this December. Christmas is coming to The Needles, so expect sacks of festive fun and a twinkly, good time atmosphere for 2018 as well as experiencing our new theme ‘Star of Wonder’.

Christmas grotto dates:

1st & 2nd December
8th & 9th December
15th & 16th December
22nd & 23rd December

Opening times:

10:00 Santa arrives with his little helpers
10:15 Doors open for tickets
Cost: £8.00pp which includes an improved and quality gift for 2018 and a free mince pie pp

  • Free Children’s rides (upon presentation of Grotto receipt)
  • Free children’s entertainment on selected dates throughout December
  • Free Elves workshops
  • Half price Jurassic Adventure Golf at £2.00pp
  • Half price 4D Cinema at £2.00pp
  • Half price games at £2.00pp
  • 10% off any single retail transaction – this offer is NOT valid with the use of our ‘Supersaver’ tickets.

The Needles massive tribute to festive fun is the only place to find the most ‘authentic’ Santa Clause in residence.

Join us for another magical December with the Island’s most famous Christmas grotto returning, helping to spread cheer to families across the Island.

Forget presents, tinsel and turkey sandwiches. What could make Christmas more magical than meeting Father Christmas, the man himself?

New for 2018 a ‘sparkling’ welcome awaits you at The Needles Grotto. Having invested in a brand new white ‘Star of Wonder’ theme for our new Grotto you will have the opportunity to enjoy this magical wonderland.

Once you have indulged in the free parking, free children’s rides*, half price Jurassic Adventure Golf, half price 4D Cinema, free sweet making and glass demonstrations* and free Elves workshops complete your festive day and hunt down the man in red!

2018 will bring more of a ‘Winter Wonderland’ atmosphere to our festival street along with some rather special guests! Chuck the Chimp will be joining us for the last weekend of the Grotto dates which will see him driving his Jeep and bringing ‘free’ children’s entertainment. You will have the chance to meet & greet as well as having pictures with the latest in animatronics, new to the Needles and the only moving and talking Chimp on the IW! We will also be offering ‘free’ magical entertainment shows throughout the Grotto dates.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can find our Santa’s breakfast special in our Marconi’s’ Restaurant along with Santa’s favourite winter warmer meals plus festive mince pies and specialty coffee.

Looking for something special for your loved one this Christmas? Our unique handmade Alum Bay Glass makes for the perfect gift and our extensive showroom displays a myriad of exquisite glassware in a variety of different colours and shapes.

Our Isle of Wight Sweet Manufactory is a must too! Watch our sweet makers create treats you’ll find nowhere else and then sample the results. We make hard boiled sweets in every imaginable flavour, perfect gifts for all the family!

Visit our Pier Head Shopping Emporium for a wide selection of gifts for all tastes and budgets , from stocking fillers to beautiful handcrafted items. Our Taste of the Wight outlet will also be ideal shopping for those all important local flavours, a must visit whilst at the Needles!

*All rides are free however not all will be open at one time, unlimited rides will be limited by ride closing times, inclement weather and demand.

*NOTE – anybody who wishes to use our Children’s rides and does not have a ticket to see Santa will be charged a small fee.

Find out more here.