intu Lakeside: Aurora Explorer themed grotto located in The Quay.

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THIS year, intu Lakeside have launched their brand new, Aurora Explorer Christmas Grotto. Shoppers are invited to come and meet Santa, whilst going on a magical journey guided by his Aurora Elves.

Located in The Quay, head to the grotto to be greeted by an Aurora Elf, who will take visitors on an enchanted experience through the ice caves. They will meet a friendly reindeer and a group of elves who help children to find out what type of Aurora Explorer they are. They will step into the crystal cave, to see which colour aura has been chosen for them and whether they are a Wish Gatherer, Star Spotter or Joy Bringer. Visitors will continue their journey through the Tundra Tunnel and on to their one-to-one visit with Santa.

There are opportunities to pose at selfie spots and have a professional photo with Santa; which will be available to purchase in a variety of different festive keepsakes.  
Book to become an Aurora Explorer here
intu Lakeside are open late in December, so there’s more time to enjoy all the festive fun and find that perfect present. Enjoy free parking all day, with 12,500 car parking spaces.

25 November – 8 December

Monday – Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

9 December – 23 December

Monday – Friday: 9am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Christmas Eve
9am – 6pm

Christmas Day
CLOSED

Boxing Day
9am – 9pm

intu Lakeside’s brand-new leisure destination, The Quay opened this summer and includes Hollywood Bowl, Flip Out adventure Park, Puttshack, and Nickelodeon Adventure – a family entertainment centre. Visitors can also enjoy a meal from one of the many restaurants available in The Quay including The Hall, the first out-of-town concept from food hall operator Market Halls, new brands, Chiktopia and Casco Lounge, and old time favourites Zizzi and TGI Friday’s.

Don’t miss the glistening walk-through Christmas tree and tag @intulakeside in your festive snaps in front of the glowing reindeer antlers to be in with a chance of winning a £250 intu Lakeside gift card.

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