Where to See Santa in Prescot This Christmas

By on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

santa_clausSanta is busy in and around Prescot this Christmas.

The Prescot Shopping Centre Santa’s Grotto opens on Saturday 6 December, from 10am to 4pm. It’s open every Saturday until Christmas at the same time.

Santa’s helpers will be Anna, Elsa and Olaf, from the hit Disney film Frozen. Entry is £3.50 per child, including a gift, and all proceeds go to local charities Willowbrook Hospice and the Prescot Parish Church Roof Appeal.

(Click here for more Christmas events, including the big Prescot Christmas Lights Switch-on on 6 December.)

At Whitakers Garden Centre, Santa’s Grotto is open from Saturday 6 December until Christmas Eve.

A visit costs £7.50, and opening times are:

Saturday 6 December 9.15am-4.30pm
Sunday 7 December 10am-3pm
Monday 8 December 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 9 December 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 10 December 1pm-5pm
Thursday 11 December 1pm-3pm
Friday 12 December 1pm-5pm
Saturday 13 December 9.15am-4.30pm
Sunday 14 December 10am-3pm
Monday 15 December 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 16 December 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 17 December 1pm-5pm
Thursday 18 December 9.15am-3pm
Friday 19 December 9.15am-5pm
Saturday 20 December 9.15am-4.30pm
Sunday 21 December 10am-3pm
Monday 22 December 9.15am-4.30pm
Tuesday 23 December 9.15am-4.30pm
Wednesday 24 December (Christmas Eve) 9.15am-1pm

Alternatively have Tea with Santa at Whitakers on Tuesday 9, Thursday 11, Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 December, from 4pm to 5.30pm.

Rotary Sleigh 2014

The Prescot Round Table & Prescot & Rainhill Rotary Club Santa’s Sleigh will be doing the rounds of Prescot, Whiston and Rainhill this Christmas, too. This year they’ll have students from Rainhill High School to help them.

Times are approximate and weather-permitting:

Monday 8 December, 6pm onwards
Eccleston Park, including Delph Lane, Sandstone Drive Estate, Scotchbarn Lane

Tuesday 9 December, 6.30pm onwards
Rainhill, with planned route to include Cartmel Drive, Stoney Lane, Renwick Ave, Arnside Ave, Kendal Drive, Chatsworth Road, Millom Ave, Batey Ave, Brancker Ave, Horwood Ave, Sandhurst Rd, Holt Lane, Two Butt Lane, Croston Ave, Tarlton Close, Stephen Way, Amanda Rd, Longton Lane

Wednesday 10 December, 6pm onwards
Whiston, with streets to include Windy Arbor Road, Cronton Lane, Willis Lane, Long Hey, Halton Hey, Nicholas Road, Halsnead Avenue, Bishop Drive

Thursday 11 December, 6pm onwards
Rainhill, starting at The Rocket, route including Warrington Road, Longton Lane, King Edward Road, etc.

Friday 12 December, 6.30pm onwards
Whiston, beginning at The Green Dragon, continuing down Dragon Lane, and including Cross Lane, Lunt Avenue/Milton Avenue and surrounding streets

Sunday 14 December
1pm-4pm, fundraising with Santa at Tesco Extra, Prescot
4pm-8pm Eccleston Park, including St James Road and surrounding streets (Maryville Road, Bretherton Road, Hawthorn Road, Laurel Road, Derwent Avenue), and Central Avenue to Portico Lane, including Forest Grove, Gorsey Croft, Fairholme Avenue, etc.

Monday 15 December 6pm onwards
Prescot, with Warrington Road, Ash Grove, Kingsway, Bryer Road, Shaw Lane and Dragon Lane

Tuesday 16 December, 6pm onwards
Prescot, with route to include Lloyd Rd, Marlborough Rd, Belvedere Close, Harvard Grove, Canterbury Close, Hammett Rd, Fletcher Ave, Tyrer Grove, Lawler Close, St. Helens Rd, Evans St, Moss St, Eaton St, Hope St, Stanley Crescent, Park Rd, Egerton Rd, Knowsley Park Rd.

Wednesday 24 December
Prescot town centre (Eccleston Street), fundraising with Santa, 9am-1pm

And finally, you can have Breakfast with Santa at Knowsley Safari Park on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December, at 10am. The event is recommended for children aged 3 to 10, and the cost is £15 per child, or £10 if you are a Safari Park member. Click here for more info.

Image: Actor Jonathan G Meath as Santa Claus
(licensed for reuse under Creative Commons)

2 Comments

  1. Phil Kee

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Hello can you tell me when the Santa truck is around Hughes avenue prescot thanks

  2. June Berman (nee Qualtee)

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Being an old Prescotian who left the town in 1961 I am amazed at how it has changed. I went to School at Our Lady’s and St Joseph’s when it only had 4 classrooms in the senior school and boys and girls were separated in the playground by a big brick wall, can’t remember were there classrooms were situated. Stanley’s news agency on the corner of High street and at Helens rd, Longster where I worked as a teenager, the gas showrooms and the Linehouse cinema in Eccleston street and the good old BICC which provided work for all my family and me just before I emigrated are all gone now. Still I guess that is progress. Now Prescot has Santa who seems to be spending an inordinately length of time in one place and neglecting the rest of the world!

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