Parkway & Newbury Bid's Grotto
Parkway Shopping& Newbury BID have once again teamed up to deliver a FREE Santa’s GROTTO inthe heart of Newbury. This years grotto will build on the success of 2017,which saw over 2,000 families visit the FREE grotto in Parkway and raise nearly£2,000 for Naomi House & Jacks Place Hospice.
The grotto willofficially open on the 1st December and then welcome visitors on the2nd December before closing and re-opening from the 14thDecember to the 23rd December. Santa and his elves will be busymeeting & greeting families daily from 10.30am until 4.30pm. Families andchildren will all receive a FREE gift following their visit and are encouragedto donate towards an incredible local charity & children’s hospice (NaomiHouse & Jack’s Place).
This year thegrotto has been well supported by John Lewis at home at Parkway who have kindlyassisted with the brand new building which will house Santa & theincredible tree inside, which has come straight from their Christmas Shop onthe lower level.
Andrew Marmott,Parkway’s centre manager commented, “we are really looking forward to openingthis year’s grotto. It is really important that Newbury can offer shoppers aSanta experience at the heart of town throughout the festive period. We aregrateful to Newbury Bid for their continued support and partnership in thisproject & to John Lewis for their assistance with the build and aesthetics.We look forward to welcoming 1,000s of families to Parkway & Newbury thisChristmas and hope they have a very enjoyable festive experience!”
Russell Downing,chief executive office, Newbury Bid also stated “It’s fantasticthat we are able to collaborate with Parkway again this year to bring Santa’sgrotto back to the town throughout the festive period. Last year’s grotto was ahuge success and really added to the festive atmosphere of the Town.”