Welcome to Manchester Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Manchester ConfidentialNews.


This year Santa’s embracing the power of modern technology and allowing people to book appointments at his grotto by text message.

Published on December 11th 2006.


WHT DO U WNT 4 XMS? If you understood that then you could soon be texting Santa directly! Yes that’s right, Mr. Claus has embraced the power of modern technology and learnt how to text.

This is all thanks to Manchester Arndale, who have catapulted Santa into the 21st century by giving him a mobile phone. Santa will be putting his texting skills into practice from the comfort of his new state of the art grotto in Manchester Arndale.

The traditional Santa’s Grotto has been given a revamp with a revolutionary techno-booking service, whereby visitors book a slot in the grotto using the Touch-Screens in the centre or by visiting the Manchester Arndale website; www.manchesterarndale.com. Santa then texts to confirm the booking slot and the unique booking reference direct to the visitor’s mobile phone.

Glen Barkworth, General Manager of Manchester Arndale,said: “Manchester Arndale is constantly looking at ways to improve the centre as a shopping environment. We have ensured the service is easy-to-use and we are sure visitors to our improved grotto will be delighted with Santa’s service!”

The grotto’s refurbishment is in line with Manchester Arndale’s new multimillion pound look and feel. The virtual booking system will ensure kids and their parents will no longer need to wait hours to see Santa and his elves!

Lynda Moyo

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants

Ashle Kumar

After putting password in our system often we forget it. But don't worry it can be recover by a…

 Read more

Postal services in goverment sector are pretty awesome. Now USPS offering excellent services in…

 Read more

Know your username(which is same as your employee number) Now click this link. And complete your…

 Read more

Link below to an MEN article on future plans for the area.…

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2021

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code | SEO by The eWord