See Santa, shop safely here at Trinity Walk in Wakefield city centre this Christmas! Come and see Santa outside his grotto socially distanced - so you can safely say hello and grab a great picture. See film below! Just queue up and when it's your turn step forward to the white fence outside the grotto where you can say hi to Santa while safely socially distancing before posing for your own pics!
It's a free so check out the dates and time below. Contactless donations of £3 for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice welcome if you can. And it's free after 3pm parking every Thursday until Christmas too. See here for all our safety systems and rules throughout the centre to keep us all safe.
Don't forget to post your pics on social media and tag us using @trinitywalk on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
When visiting, please follow all instructions, stay socially distanced from others and Santa and use the hand sanitiser provided on every visit.
Thursday 03 December 2020 4pm to 6pm
Friday 04 December 2020 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 05 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Sunday 06 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 09 December 2020 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Thursday 10 December 2020 4pm to 6pm
Friday 11 December 2020 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 12 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Sunday 13 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 16 December 2020 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Thursday 17 December 2020 4pm to 6pm
Friday 18 December 2020 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 19 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Sunday 20 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Monday 21 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 22 December 2020 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 23 December 2020 11am to 3pm
FAQS (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS):
Is it safe?
It is as safe as can possibly be at this moment in time. You will get to meet Santa and have chance to get a picture with him while always remaining 2m apart. Santa will be the grotto side of the decorative white picket fence and visitors will be on the other side to maintain social distancing while still getting the chance to get that Christmassy picture!
Do I need to wear a mask?
As the grotto is outside and people will be at least 2m apart from each other (and Santa), there's not a requirement to wear one - but anything that can help stop the spread of the virus is good, so if you're happy to wear one then please do. The other important thing in this area is to stay 2m or more apart from other households and keep your hands clean
Will Santa wear a mask?
As the grotto is outside and people will be at least 2m apart from him, there's no need for Santa to wear a mask.
What will happen with queueing?
We have located the grotto on what's known as the Gullwing which is the big covered open air space near Argos and where our famous giant reindeer is. A queueing system will be in place which features markings on the floor for you to stand on - this is to make sure everyone stays at least. 2m apart while queueing. While queueing please do not let your children run around for everyone's safety.There will be enough space for around 20 groups to safely queue and as Santa will be visiting 4 to 5 times a week, there's plenty of chance to see him for free - reducing the chance of big queues.
How can we sanitise our hands while we queue?
Hand sanitiser will be provided in the Christmas area and just next to that area by the lifts opposite.
Can we hug or high five Santa?
Sorry, but not this year. This is to help stop the spread of Covid-19 to help keep everyone safe while keeping that Christmas magic going this year. Thanks for your understanding (please explain to the little ones so they know).
Anything else we should do?
Have fun! Please be considerate of others, make sure you queue on the markings 2m apart from other households/families, stay 2m apart from Santa and use the hand sanitise or your own. Please do not climb on the fences or barriers for everyone's safety. And don't forget your phone for pictures!
Where will Santa be?
Find him outside his grotto and the giant reindeer 4 to 5 times a week until December 23. Please see our website for full dates and times.
*As always, dates and times subject to change without notice. Please always stay socially distanced from other people, households and Santa and always use hand sanitiser. Merry Christmas!