Ballantynes Santa's Grotto Bookings 2021

Experience the magic of a Ballantynes Christmas with a visit to Santa's Grotto!

The Ballantynes Christmas Grotto will be running from Saturday 20 November until Friday 24 December.

Due to the ongoing need to maintain a safe social distance from each other, and with the wellbeing of our guests, Santa and his helpers in mind, our Santa grotto experience will be a little different this year. Our Grotto visits will be operated solely through our reservation system.

Spaces are limited and sure to fill fast - we encourage early booking to ensure you don’t miss out!

Click here to secure your spot now.

Ballantynes Santa Paws Bookings 2021

From Monday 13 December to Friday 17 December // Ballantynes Christchurch. 

Merry Woof'mas! Bring your beloved pups to see Father Christmas in our Santa Paws Pet Grotto. Your pets will enjoy a visit with Father Christmas, a Christmas treat and have their photo taken. You will receive a portrait photo and digital downloads of the picture.

This is an extremely popular event, so bookings are essential for your chance to meet Santa.

For further information and to secure your spot, please click here.

Ballantynes Virtual Santa Bookings 2021

From Tuesday 7 December to Thursday 9 December // Ballantynes Christchurch 

Experience the magic of a Ballantynes Christmas, no matter where you are based in New Zealand. This year, we are pleased to introduce Virtual Santa Visits - where your little ones can meet Santa from the comfort and convenience of your home.

Virtual Santa Visits are a personalised, interactive experience where children will sit down with Father Christmas over Zoom, bringing the holiday joy to life. Our Santa will be all yours for a full five minutes, ready to captivate the kids. You provide the snacks; we will provide the Christmas magic!

Virtual Santa spots will be available in the early evening from Tuesday 7 December to Thursday 9 December. Santa is very busy at the time of the year, so we recommend securing your spot early so you don’t miss out.

Click here to secure your spot now.

A message from Ballantynes Events re COVID-19 Alert Levels. This event will proceed at Alert Level 2 or Alert Level 1. We are restricting the amount of attendees for this event to ensure that we comply with the current guidelines as provided via . This includes, but is not limited to the distance between each attendee. Should we be unable to proceed due to a change to Alert Level 3 or Alert Level 4 - all payments received will be fully re-imbursed.