Harrods Christmas Grotto

(10 Posts)
almamatters Thu 15-Sep-16 15:04:16

Anyone a fan of going to see fathers Christmas at Harrods? I've been waiting what feels like an age for my advance booking email to book in order to secure a good date, day rolls around and the available dates are absolutely rubbish!! I have a feeling we won't get to go as it normally sells or so quick - what is life!!

Am I bothered over nothing? Is it even good or do you have a better suggestion for an alternative?

GettingScaredNow Thu 15-Sep-16 15:06:55

My Dd was 3.5 last year and absolutely loved it.
I thoroughly enjoyed our day out and the experience was nice. Ds was too young really at 1.2 months but he had fun and they included him with a gift.

I know we won't get to go this year cos I never shop there and won't get a weekend date, Dd is in school now so can't go during the week.

It was good, made better by the money being refunded for use in store as well!!

Guitargirl Thu 15-Sep-16 15:10:58

I booked my tickets today, I got a week-day evening in December which suits us as we live in London and can go after school. This will be our tenth year in a row! Last year was a flipping nightmare to get tickets and the year before but this year I found much more availability. The last few years we have only been able to get November tickets for example. I hardly ever shop there, only really at Christmas time, so am on the absolute bottom tier priority for being sent the booking email.

GettingScaredNow Thu 15-Sep-16 15:12:52

I just got my email, this thread prompted me to check my email. Had no plans to go this year anyway but by now there are only November dates available.
I think I've shopped there about 4 times in my life so I couldn't be any lower down the list for prebooking!

SnowBallsAreHere Thu 15-Sep-16 15:13:58

We are. No chance of a weekend unless we spend £££££ every year, but managed to get a December rather than November date this year.

Humidseptember Thu 15-Sep-16 16:05:00

I think the new booking shows the level of the owners to be honest. sad

WreckTangled Fri 16-Sep-16 14:24:50

I was only allowed to book today so I'm obviously lower than all of you grin

Got after school the beginning of November on a Monday. Bit rubbish but it'll just be nice to see all the lights and have dinner. Hopefully the dc can stay awake hmm

TelephoneTree Fri 16-Sep-16 22:11:41

I've never been to Harrods grotto - do they really decide how good a customer you are before they book you in??

Humidseptember Fri 16-Sep-16 22:22:50

They never used too Telephone but the new owners have put us all in a tier system sad so if you spend more you get the priority. In any other shop I would perhaps understand such an un gallant approach to the grotto but this is our most famous - flag ship store sad I think its a shame, Its woven into our heritage.

TelephoneTree Fri 16-Sep-16 22:57:54

Humid - that's actually really terrible. I guess they need to prioritise it somehow and would their good customers refuse to shop there if they were given an earlier slot? I wonder how much you have to spend to go on xmas eve shock

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