Young children eagerly awaited the arrival of Santa at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum and were very glad to see him arrive with the Mayor of Lisburn, Alderman Paul Porter. Santa is helping the Mayor to raise money for his Mayoral Charity, 'Carers Forum on Learning Disability'.
SANTA Claus has arrived in Lisburn to take up residence at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum to raise money for the Mayoral Charity, 'Carers Forum on Learning Disability'.
The Victorian style Santa's Grotto will be open to the public daily until Christmas Eve excluding Sundays. Children can visit Santa and receive a complimentary gift, courtesy of the Irish Linen Centre shop. However, a voluntary donation to the 'Carers Forum' charity would be most welcomed by the Mayor and Santa.
The Mayor, Alderman Paul Porter, speaking about Santa's visit to the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, said: "It is great news for Lisburn that Santa is able visit our fantastic museum and his specially designed grotto. Santa will be available to meet the small children of Lisburn at the following times: Monday to Friday 1.30pm-4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am 4.30pm, late night opening evenings from 4.30pm-7.30pm and his last opportunity will be Christmas Eve from 9.30am-12.30pm.
"Parents are free to take their own photograph of their child telling Santa what they want for Christmas. Santa symbolises the generosity and kindness we feel in December and I would like to request that everyone visiting him donates to my Mayoral Charity to mark the occasion. All contributions no matter how small will be greatly appreciated."
For further information of the opening hours of Santa's Grotto, please contact the Irish Linen Centre on 9266 3377.