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19 November 2015

Christmas comes early to Duff House

Costumed performer dressed as santa inside Duff House

This December will once again see Duff House filled with festive cheer and fun with its Christmas time Santa’s Grotto event.

Over the course of a weekend, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, the Georgian mansion’s shop area will be transformed into a winter wonderland themed grotto, providing a magical setting for little ones and big kids at heart to meet Father Christmas himself and some of his elves this festive season.

As part of the experience, children will be able to tip Santa off as to what presents they hope to wake up to on Christmas morning and take home a specially wrapped present, as a memento of their visit.

The House’s shop will also showcase a range of hand selected gifts and stocking fillers from local Scottish suppliers, making perfect presents for loved ones. The Christmas range boasts a wide selection of food and drink products, unique gift ideas and decorations.

Graeme Curran, Monument Manager for Duff House, said: “We’re pleased to be able to welcome Father Christmas to Duff House as part of our Santa’s Grotto event.

“This festive event will allow children to meet Santa and some of his helpers before the big day itself. Whilst our own Christmas range, filled with festive fare and gift ideas means that parents won’t be left out either.”

Also specially created for Christmas time is the Historic Scotland gift membership - the perfect gift for even the hardest to buy for. This exclusive online deal offers an additional two months membership free when you buy a 12 month membership package.

The Duff House Santa’s Grotto event will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December from 11am-4pm. Booking is essential and tickets are priced at £10 per child, this cost includes a special gift from Santa.

Please note that the cost of this event admits visitors to Santa’s Grotto only and does not include admission to the House.

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