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Santa comes to The Prospect Centre!


3 December 2013 - Christmas is just around the corner and The Prospect Centre is getting into the festive spirit with the opening of its Santa’s Den on Saturday 7th December.

Santa and Mrs Christmas will be holding story telling sessions in their cosy Den, where children can gather to listen to tales, sing carols and make Christmas wishes.  They can then meet the helpful elves in their workshop, write letters to Santa and take part in a Christmas craft workshop.

Santa, Mrs Christmas and the elves will officially open the Den with a parade around the centre at 10.45am, singing and ringing their sleigh bells to stir up some festive cheer. The parade will then make its way to the Den where Santa himself will cut the ribbon.

As well as Santa’s Den there will be a Christmas Market, ran by the UPMarket team, from Friday 13th to Tuesday 24th December on Prospect Street, as well as chestnut and mulled wine carts to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

“Christmas is a very exciting time of year for children and visiting Santa is one of the highlights.  However, here at The Prospect Centre we wanted to make the experience extra special by getting the children really involved,” explains Lee Appleton, Centre Manager at The Prospect Centre.

“We’re sure that the children of Hull will love spending time with Santa and Mrs Christmas before taking part in a Christmas workshop with the elves – and we’re sure parents will find plenty to keep them occupied with our huge range of shops, new “StrEAT” food court and the Christmas market!” adds Lee.

The Santa’s Den, which will be located next to the Prospect Street entrance, will be open every weekend from 7th December until Christmas Eve from 11am to 3pm, with late night openings on Thursday 12th and Thursday 19th December until 6.30pm.  Entrance fee is £2 per child or £5 for three children and by presenting the Prospect Centre app on a smart phone a further 25 percent will be taken off the entry fee.

For further information about Santa’s Den at The Prospect Centre and its other Christmas activities, please visit or call 01452 324619.


The Santa’s Den and Elf Workshop will be open on the following dates:

Sat 7th Dec (launch) & Sun 8th Dec:  11am – 3pm

Thu 12th Dec: 1pm – 6.30pm (1pm – 4pm for school visits)

Sat 14th Dec & Sun 15th Dec: 11am – 3pm

Thu 19th Dec: 1pm – 6.30pm (1pm – 4pm for school visits)

Sat 21st Dec & Sun 22nd Dec: 11am – 3pm

Mon 23rd & Tue 24th Dec: 11am – 3pm

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