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Santa’s Amazing Grotto

November 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Santa’s Amazing Grotto

Visiting the Grotto

Come and see our amazing Grotto – it’s like no other you’ll see anywhere in the world!  For a special peek into Santa’s world, bring the family along to the Jackson Street Programme for a truly unique Christmas experience 🙂

FREE to enter, with FREE photos taken by a professional photographer (a donation box is available – donations are always most appreciated)

The Grotto also has a room where you can leave gifts for underprivileged children currently living at the Women’s Refuge (children’s ages range from 0-18yrs).  Please leave gifts unwrapped.

Open from Friday 23 November, 8.30pm (after the Petone Twilight Christmas Parade) in the Old Jail, 274b Jackson Street, Petone.

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER  for specific opening times.

The Jackson Street Programme open the Santa’s Grotto, where your Santa photos are FREE! Santa resides in Petone up to four weeks of the year at 274b Jackson Street, Petone in the Old Historical Police Station Lock Up.

The old Lock Up is transformed from a mini-museum into an entertaining, interactive Christmas Grotto where children’s dreams are explored beyond their imaginations.

Travel to Petone for the day to check out this year’s theme, Winter Wonderland, and keep our elves on their toes as people of all ages explore. Once the Grotto has been explored, the children are able to meet Santa and get FREE photographs of this special moment.

A designated room within the Santa’s Grotto is set up for Women’s Refuge, where presents are left from caring strangers. We hear the children ask why do we leave presents here? While they are given an explanation our heart breaks with joy by the generosity of the community for this cause every year.

In the weekends, kids with their parents / caregivers / grandparents /siblings head down Jackson Street in the sunshine on a free Treasure Hunt. The kids can also enjoy spending time writing letters to Santa and posting them in the Santa’s red mail-box outside the Historic Police Station, 274b Jackson Street, Petone.  Santa writes back to every letter, so make sure you include a return address!

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With the support from our Sponsors and donations from our extended community The Jackson Street Programme are able to bring back the traditional values of Christmas, giving and celebration with family & friends.

Unfortunately, every year we face the same problem – funding.  While we are actively asking businesses to contribute and donate, we need your help to make our efforts go even further!

Please either message us or to DONATE, if you would like to help us bring a magical Christmas experience to the wider community. Your support is crucial to our efforts to bring Christmas to every family in wider Wellington regions, so that no child misses out on that special snapshot with Santa and experiencing the spirit of Christmas.


November 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
December 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Jackson Street Programme
04 9392811


Jackson Street Programme
274b Jackson Street
Petone, 5012 New Zealand
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04 9392811

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