St David’s Cardiff has told us that BELIEVE, its enchanted Christmas grotto experience, is now more than 75% sold, and is advising to get your tickets to avoid missing out after a sell-out last year. 

Believe, which received rave reviews in 2021, is open every day right up until Christmas Eve. You get to enter a mystical cavern to meet McJingles, one of Santa’s most trusted elves, and Norbert, his magical reindeer friend. 

After hearing Norbert’s captivating story, children will take part in a festive craft activity decorating their own bag of magical reindeer food to take home with them. Families will then be invited into Santa’s grotto where little ones will meet the man himself before receiving a gift, as well as having the opportunity to capture the memorable moment on camera. 

Helen Morgan, Centre Director at St David’s told us…..

“Believe offers a full festive, interactive experience for all the family to enjoy, as well as the chance to meet Santa himself, creating Christmas memories to treasure forever. Tickets are selling extremely quickly, and given the sell-out success in 2021, we’re advising guests to book early to guarantee their visit.” 

Believe at St David’s Cardiff

This is not just any Christmas, they promised something magical and enchanting last year and now, with the return of the Christmas grotto experience with a difference it really will be another fantastic festive season

Children will first meet the loveable Norbert, the adorable young talking reindeer who longs to lead the sleigh on Christmas Eve and wants to share a very magical secret of his own! They’ll also meet one of Santa’s trusted elves, McJingles.

Before meeting Santa, children are invited to gather some magical reindeer food and take it home to sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve to help Norbert’s reindeer friends fly the sleigh.

After greeting Norbert with a song – and discovering one of his many charming surprises – guests will be invited to make extra-special reindeer food to take home and leave out to fuel Santa’s helpers on their Christmas Eve journey.

Immersed in the festive spirit, little ones will then be invited into Santa’s enchanting grotto to enjoy a one-to-one with the man in red himself, receiving a gift of an age-appropriate book and the opportunity to take away a photo of the occasion.

We’ve had a word with the big man in red and he told us…..

“I’ve really missed seeing all the children. This year is going to be extra special for all of us – special and magical.”

Centre Manager Helen, who we know just loves a bit of festive magic, told us…….

“The Believe Christmas grotto was fantastically received last year and, with a few magical enhancements, we’re excited to announce that it’s back for 2022. What we love about Believe is that it offers a full festive, interactive experience as well as the chance to meet Santa himself which will create Christmas memories to treasure forever. As it’s likely to be incredibly popular – the event sold out in 2021 – we’re advising guests to book early to guarantee their visit.”  

You’ll find BELIEVE on the Lower Grand Arcade, just near the LEGO Store in St David’s. Tickets, costing £6 per child and £13 per adult (plus an online booking fee). For more details and to book tickets go HERE

And if you’re not sure what you’re looking for when you get to St David’s, we popped in to grab a video to help you find it – trust us, it’s impossible to miss.