Santa flying into Newtownabbey


Hillside Nursery Centre will be getting customers in the festive spirit when Santa arrives at a magical Grotto at Hillside by helicopter tomorrow!

The centre will be kicking the festivities off with a Santa Party to welcome him. Families can come along for Christmas stories, craft making and more!

The party is set to kick off at 10:30am, with Santa arriving by helicopter at 11:30am.

This year the festivities are being run in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, with proceeds from the Grotto going towards the charity.

Booking is essential. To book tickets, go to

A visit to Santa costs – £8 per child, £5 for under 2’s and £2 per adult (includes glass mulled wine).

The Grotto will be open Wednesday to Friday 4pm to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.