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The main opening day for this Christmas season is Saturday 18th November.
Basildon Market Grotto Opens.
On visiting the grotto every child gets a free pocket money toy, a free sweet (chocolate bar) Plus most importantly a FREE PHOTO WITH SANTA. Extra photos are chargeable.
The grotto is free to all, however! with no obligation, we do ask for a donation to St Lukes Hospice.
The Market site is decorated with a 4.5m Christmas tree plus 5 smaller tress on top of the kiosks, plus rope lighting around the kiosks and lamp posts.
The opening dates and times for the grotto are below.
On the same day the food court opens in the town with a variety of food offers, including their famous German sausage stand.
There will also be a free to use Christmas Crazy golf in the town square, again donations for St Lukes is voluntary but appreciated.
This year St Lukes choir will be opening the Golf and food court between 9.30 and 10am.
|Grotto Opening Days 2023||Opening Time|
|Saturday 18/11/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Saturday 25/11/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Saturday 2/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Saturday 9/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Saturday 16/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Sunday 17/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Tuesday 19/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Friday 22/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Saturday 23/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 4pm|
|Sunday 24/12/2023||10am to 12.30pm, 1.15pm to 3pm|