Make this festive season extra special for your littles ones by visiting Father Christmas at the Greenwich Market Grotto, set in London’s best historic market.

See below for dates and times.

Your children will experience the magic of Christmas the moment they step into our Grotto. They will be warmly greeted by Santa’s little helpers, who will keep them entertained with free Christmas arts and crafts before leading them in to see Santa himself!

Santa giving a small child a present, with the caption Santa's Grotto at Greenwich Market.

Greenwich Market is the perfect place to experience the joys of Christmas as the beautifully historic market is a treasure trove of unique stalls, boutique shops and a feast of world food stalls! During December, the Market will stay open for late night shopping every Wednesday until 6pm.


Every weekend in December; also open Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Christmas Eve!


Saturday 12:30pm– 5pm

Sunday 12:30pm–4pm

Christmas Eve 11am–3pm

Thursday 20th, Friday 21st – 12:30pm– 5pm

Venue: 11 Durnford Street, Greenwich Market

Price: £5 per child includes a gift

All proceeds from the Grotto will go towards providing our excellent care and support to families.

Things you need to know

  • Tickets can only be purchased on the day – cash only
  • There are no toilet facilities in the Grotto – the nearest public toilets to the Grotto are in:
  • King William Walk
  • By the Cutty Sark
  • For information about getting to the Grotto please click here

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