Santa arrived on his sleigh with elves in tow to give centre:mk shoppers a special festive treat.
Flawless, stars of this years Peter Pan production at Milton Keynes Theatre, performed live on stage on Friday while children made their own wrapping paper and reindeer food before meeting Santa himself.
James Waugh, centre director for centre:mk said: “centre:mk has one of the biggest Christmas displays in the country and this year it is even bigger and better.
“Generations of families come from far and wide to see Santa and we are confident that this year thousands of children will visit again.”
Visits to the grotto can be booked online in advance or at the grotto itself, with the entire experience costing just £6.50 per child.
Big kids (that’s parents accompanying children) are admitted free into the grotto this year, and anyone wishing to ride the Christmas train can do so for a fee of £2.00 per person.
There is also a fun, simple quiz that will tell children whether they have been good enough to warrant a visit from Santa this year!