Summer festivals and fireworks night might be two of the main draws at Ally Pally in any calendar year. But there’s also plenty going on during the winter months. This year, Ally Pally has focused its efforts on a Santa’s Grotto. Here, kids can meet (and snap a photo with) Father Christmas himself. The Grotto is open 10 am–6 pm, and spaces fill up fast.
If you’re making the trip, it’s well worth taking a look at what else is on too. As always there’s a packed schedule of winter performances. This year’s shows include Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Pinocchio on Ice. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, there’s also Club Fromage: All I Want for Christmas—a festive special edition of the usual pop club night.