First Details of This Year’s Santa Parade and The Opening of Santa’s Grotto!



Hull’s Santa Arrival Parade is returning to the streets of Hull on Sunday 18th November.

Now in its 8th Year The Santa Parade, in which we will see Santa on his famous Sleigh, and a procession of choirs and floats, take to the streets to bring the festive season in with style.

Santa will be turning on Princes Quay’s festive lights and opening the doors to Santa’s Grotto, and putting his Christmas Elves to work.

Starting at 11am The Santa Parade will start at Hull New Theatre.

The parade will be led by Prestige Security followed by the amazing All for One choir and a procession of local and community partners of both the city and Princes Quay.

Acre Heads School will join the parade and will be leading the decorated float carrying the Elves and Santa himself.

Once Santa has arrived at Hull New Theatre, the parade will then work its way through the city centre, where you catch a glimpse of Santa in real life!

Making a quick stop in Queen Victoria Square at around 11.20am and will include a performance from the All for One Choir and Acre Heads Primary School. Santa will also address the crowd before heading towards Princes Quay.

The Parade will then move onto the Princes Quay Shopping Centre where Santa will open his Grotto at 12 noon.

On the bottom floor of Princes Quay Acre Heads School will perform and then Santa will arrive to turn on the Centre Lights and officially declare his Grotto open!

Bringing up the rear of the Parade, Prestige Security will be at the back of the parade ensuring road closures are then re-opened.

The full Parade will last 1 hour and is the perfect family event to start of this festive season.

Line the streets with your little ones to see Santa and his Elves and listen to the beautiful choirs that will be performing along the parade route.

Santa’s Arrival Parade is free to attend, simply line the parade route from 11am to see Santa.

Santa’s Grotto will be open from Sunday 18th November to 24th December. Take your children to meet Santa and get the true Christmas experience!

Tickets cost £6 per child and tickets include the entrance of two adults.