Gallery: Santa arrives in Meadowlane, Magherafelt

Santa Claus made his spectacular entrance at Meadowlane Shopping Centre on Sunday, to the delight of hundreds of kids.

As part of the festivities, two lucky children won the chance for a ride in Santa’s sleigh.

Santa cuts the tape to officially open his Grotto at Meadowlane Shopping Centre, which will be his temporary home from now until Christmas. Assisting him is Sarah O'Neill, manageress at Meadowlane Shopping Centre, Aisling Kelly and  five year old Valentino Lupari, who was the winner of the Meadowlane Shopping Centre competition in which he won the chance to arrive with Santa on his Sleigh and a free pass to Santa's Grotto. INMM4713-156ar.

Santa cuts the tape to officially open his Grotto at Meadowlane Shopping Centre, which will be his temporary home from now until Christmas. Assisting him is Sarah O'Neill, manageress at Meadowlane Shopping Centre, Aisling Kelly and five year old Valentino Lupari, who was the winner of the Meadowlane Shopping Centre competition in which he won the chance to arrive with Santa on his Sleigh and a free pass to Santa's Grotto. INMM4713-156ar.

an visit the grotto to get their photo taken with Santa and if they have been good, they might even get a present!

Meadowlane has top stores for Christmas shopping including, Dunnes, New Look, River Island, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Gems, M&Co, Vogue and Iceland plus many more.