A hotel has opened its Christmas Grotto with the help of kids from a north-east children’s charity.
Children from Befriend a Child joined Santa at the grand opening of the Village Hotel Club Aberdeen’s Christmas Grotto last week.
Visits to Santa will raise funds for the city charity, which supports children from disadvantaged and troubled backgrounds who are growing up in and around Aberdeen.
Funds will pay for vital one-to-one befriending and mentoring services to children develop resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Santa greeted children from his log cabin with treats and gifts, before inviting them to spend the day in the hotel’s pool.
The activity is part of the Village Hotel Group’s mission to give back to the local community.
A range of activities will be announced over the next year.