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Grottos Cancelled - so Santa Will Visit Virtually This Year

In the News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54816579

Santa will be visiting children virtually this year, as grottos close and Christmas events are cancelled because of coronavirus.

Businesses have switched from planning physical meetings to arranging video calls "to the North Pole" with Mr Claus.

Is this something you would be interested in? How much would you be willing to pay to see Santa this way?

hspexy
28 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap27 days ago

We normally go to the free one at local market. So wouldn't pay more than ยฃ1-2 especially cause you wont get presents but it is good idea

Sure I've heard of companies doing video messaging from Santa before

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
27 days ago

Yes I think ยฃ1-ยฃ2 is quite reasonable and should be worth it. Otherwise itโ€™ll cost a lot more to get someone you know to get all the bits to dress up as santa

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lornaae
lornaae27 days ago

I think thatโ€™s a good idea! A great way to still give children that experience but safely - a lot of children are used to video calling relatives so will probably adapt easily to this and still really enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9027 days ago

What a strange year 2020 has been.

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SuzJ
SuzJ27 days ago

I probably wouldn't because my little one is too little to get the concept of Santa - we were planning on visiting one for the photo op so seeing him on a screen wouldn't really fulfil that.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2227 days ago

I really hope they still do the thing in December where Santa comes out in the lit up slay and roams the streets. It's lovely for the children

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967327 days ago

My kids are grown up but that made a little sad. However thinking about it, I love the idea of virtual. It feels a little more personal than having to queue up

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Mick82
Mick8227 days ago

2020 has taken so much of us already would be great if the little ones could get to the grotto even if they did not get to sit on Santa's knee .

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ACR
ACR27 days ago

It's probably for the best. Santa and his elves would likely be super-spreaders. They should stay in the North Pole and use Amazon this year ๐ŸŽ… ๐ŸŽ„

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
26 days ago

Lol indeed! Iโ€™d imagine that itโ€™s now so popular, even santa has amazon prime! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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ACR
ACR26 days ago

Let's hope Santa uses Prime otherwise shipping could get very expensive for presents under ยฃ20.

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