On Sunday 29th November, we held our 3rd annual Christmas Grotto at The Castle Hotel, Taunton.

Father Christmas rode down the high street on his sleigh pulled by Comet and Cupid, greeting many excited children along the way before settling in his grotto. He had an incredibly busy day and had over 100 magical encounters.

We have many people to thank for helping us put on this fantastic event that is such a highlight in our calendar:

  • The Castle Hotel for hosting the grotto
  • Our wonderful sponsors, including Staceys Motors (Hyundai), Taunton Sparkle and Taunton Mayor’s Somerset Foundation
  • All of the volunteers who helped set up and take down the grotto and for manning the stalls on the day
  • Blackbrook Primary School Choir for their wonderful singing
  • Caroline Unwin (of Unwin Photography) for taking such beautiful photos in the grotto
  • Sarah Sutton of Somerset Reindeer Hire for bringing Comet and Cupid and for braving the cold and windy weather!
  • Mel Beale for entertaining us with her wonderful singing
  • Suzy Marsh at Angel Art for providing her talented face painting skills
  • Every parent and child who came and experienced the magical grotto

Here are some of the comments from Facebook from people who attended on the day:

Wow – what an amazing time – It is always such a well organised event and a pleasure to be a part of it. (Caroline Unwin)

Thank you for making our daughters Santa experience so MAGICAL. We had a lovely time ???? hope to see you next year (Laura Peake)

Amazing experience seeing santa today at the castle hotel. Thank you very much xxx (Zoe Lewis-Hanson)

Here are some beautiful photos from our magical day….

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