What makes a great grotto?
Lights, decorations, Santa (of course!) and a gift for the kids. In 2022 these are the very basic requirements for a great grotto and anyone whose job it is to set the stage knows that competition is rife. According to Hello magazine there are 14 stand out Christmas grottos in the UK this year 5 in first place Story Time With Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall. For something a little different, it mentions Noir Kringle 'The Black Santa's Grotto Experience' where Father Christmas and all of his elves are black; Set Sail with Santa Cruises - around Poole Harbour; and Dan yr Ogof Cave Experience in Swansea with twisting, turning cave passageways past underground lakes, waterfalls and colourful rock formations before meeting Santa in his underground grotto.
If you are tasked with creating a memorable Grotto for Christmas 2023 - be sure to visit Harrogate Christmas & Gift, which has everything you can possibly need, including ready wrapped grotto gifts.
Something for everyone
Straits Trading knows how to make a dream Christmas display. A huge range of light up festive ornaments, pre-lit Christmas trees and branches, and hanging Christmas tree decorations. Create the ultimate grotto with its animated Christmas Village, picture-perfect festive foliage, and not forgetting its magical, swirling, glitter, water spinners.
Fall in love with comical gonks, maximise your Hygge with candles and candle holders, and create new traditions with stockings and gift sacks. Straits Trading's huge Christmas range has something for everyone from large showstopper pieces to competitively priced impulse purchases.
Visit Straits Trading on Stand C41
Hogewoning has a new range of mini Christmas trees of 15 cm to 50 cm high. Many new ones in different shapes and styles. Definitely a winner for Christmas 2023. Also a new range of wooden pedestals in many different shapes and colours.
Visit Hogewoning on Stand B1
We Love Seasons offers contemporary products for Christmas as well as Valentines, Easter, and Halloween. The latest collections feature designs inspired by the owners' Scandinavian heritage which are chosen for their timeless appeal and ability to be used year after year to become family treasures.
Choose from each collection to bring a seasonal feel to the shop or home. In the latest Christmas range, which will be on display at Harrogate, you'll find a collection for the Christmas table, decorations for the home, lights, Christmas trees and wreaths. There are decorations in red, green, white, gold and a touch of grey and brown featuring Father Christmas, gonks, stockings, snowmen, reindeer and more.
Visit We Love Seasons on Stand C6
stand M14, 16, 28