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Santa came to World’s End . . . .


Santa’s Grotto was open on 18th & 19th December when more than 150 excited children (and carers!) came to meet him.  Every child received a present and told a socially distanced Santa of their Christmas hopes and dreams.

None of this would have been possible without the wonderful generosity of SLOANE STANLEY who paid for the whole event.  The expressions on the children’s faces as they received their presents were a joy to see and so were the parent’s faces when they realised it really was free!

Clearly demonstrating no one is too old for a visit to Santa we were delighted to see Mayor Hargreaves and our local police all coming to share their secrets!  But a big thank you to the children for coming as they were even more important.


Santa in his Grotto


Visiting Santa at Chelsea Theatre
Local residents meeting Santa at his Grotto in Chelsea Theatre

Our thanks go to SLOANE STANLEY not only for their generosity, but also for their patience in supporting us with every twist of the way as ideas failed and the law changed.

We must also thank Kensington and Chelsea Council for their support, very rapid responses and advice as plans changed.  A simple plan of a small choir and a Grotto rapidly changed with moves into Tier 2, then Tier 3 and finally Tier 4 when, very sadly, we had to close on the Sunday to ensure Santa and everyone remained safe.

Finally, a big thank you to all the volunteers who made a great team to put on this event, be it front of house, or back stage in the Elves’ present wrapping department.

We wish you all well and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  Please keep in touch for news of more events at Chelsea Theatre.

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