Storytime with Santa

How exciting!


Father Christmas has returned to his grotto at Greenwich Market on 20th November for our 'Christmas Lights On' event.

All proceeds go to Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

This Christmas, the Hospice is lucky enough to be running the Greenwich Market Grotto once again.

For one week only in December, from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th, we will be offering ‘Storytime with Santa’ sessions – ideal for toddlers and pre-school aged children. 

Santa will read a special Christmas story to children (in small groups) after which they will visit him in his grotto individually to receive their gift.

Each storytime session, from arrival to the grotto, listening to the story and receiving the wonderful grotto gift, will last approximately 15 - 20 minutes (depending on the number of children per group), maximum 10 children per group.

Advanced booking is essential for our ‘Storytime with Santa’ and we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

 ‘Story Time with Santa’ sessions will cost £7 per child. Advanced booking is essential and can be done by calling 020 8319 9230 or emailing

‘Story Time with Santa’ sessions will take place from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December between 10am – 3pm.

The Greenwich Market Grotto will also open every weekend in December as follows:

  •          Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December
  •          Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December
  •          Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December
  •          Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December
  •          Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December

The Greenwich Market Grotto will also open for the Greenwich Christmas Lights On night on Wednesday 20th November from 3pm – 6pm.

The Grotto is located at 9 Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ