Book for Santa’s Grotto and lantern making workshops

Now that it’s November and we are feeling more comfortable about talking about all things festive we thought we had give you a run down of some of the Christmassy events that we have planned that you need to book tickets for. So in chronological order, tinsel at the ready…

80688c5e-760d-4ab9-a6eb-4dededa422c8As part of ‘Light Up Reading’ for Reading’s year of culture, jelly artists are working with families in workshops located in north, south, east and west Reading to create lanterns and light up the town. After the workshop you will be invited to parade on a short walk from Jacksons through the town which takes place on Saturday 3 December at 4.45pm leading Santa back to his bus. The following workshops still have availability:
10 am – 12
The Oasis, Baker Street
Refreshments provided by Pop-Up Reading.
Join jelly artists in a family workshop on Saturday 19th November at The Oasis on Baker Street to create your own lantern for a very special parade with Santa in Reading’s Town Centre taking place on Saturday 3rd December.
This event is open to everyone, however residents of the Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association (BSANA) area will receive a discount. The BSANA area includes the whole of Baker Street together with all adjoining streets, and has the boundaries of Castle Hill, Tilehurst Road, Prospect Street, Oxford Road and the Inner Distribution Road. Live within this this area but do not know the discount code? Email: with your address to receive the discount code.
With thanks to BSANA, The Oasis and Pop-Up Reading for supporting this event.
1pm – 3pm
Station Road
Lanterns will stay at jelly to dry until the parade.

With special thanks for Malmaison for supporting us on this event.

1915692_1030364720319647_8549968852298740598_nAs you can see above, we are making lanterns for a Santa parade…so you’re probably wondering if our wonderful jolly old Make RDG Santa is back for another year? HE IS! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the joyfulness that is created by a visit to our grotto. Back in Jacksons for one more year jelly, Berzerk Productions and Spirited Events are back presenting an immersive experience to spread even more Christmas cheer for Reading’s believers…

Make RDG Santa’s Grotto
Various times
For groups of up to 7 children at a time they will get creative doing Christmas crafts, cookie decorating with the crafty Elves, a visit to Santa’s grotto for games and story time with Father Christmas himself.
This year there is an option of a personal Santa selfie photo, new grotto surprises and a small gift.
Many happy parents expressed their delight in the experience for the last 2 years and how it created a warm feeling for their children, many of whom saved their gold coin to leave for Santa on Christmas eve. Come see and feel the magic for yourself.
Bookings limited so don’t delay.
Dates available:
And that’s not all we have going on, with MakeRDG opening on November 30th until December 11th we are once again bringing together Berkshires best artists, designers and makers for our one of a kind Christmas pop up shop AND evening events, more info soon! Ho, ho, ho!
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