The Grinch Is Coming To Square One For Christmas Visits

It’s been a year to say the least. Even as the holidays approach, some may be feeling more grouchy than usual. If taking those traditional cheerful holiday photos with the family is exactly what you don’t feel like doing, there’s now an alternative! From the makers of The Dr. Seuss Experience comes the latest holiday offering from Who-ville. The Grinch’s Grotto, an imaginative take on holiday photo shoots, launches at Square One Shopping Centre on November 27, 2020 running through January 3, 2021.

Complete with a burlap sack full of presents, a Grinch stylized holiday tree and a backlit fireplace with hanging stockings just as depicted in the book, this true-to-form experience will place guests inside the classic tale in one of the most authentic ways possible. Guests will also be given the opportunity to pick a sign with their choice of a favorite 2020 slogan to be placed in their photo with the Grinch. Sample slogans include, “You’re a mean one, 2020” “2020: “Stink, Stank, Stunk,” “2020 – How The Grinch stole, well, the whole year” and some positive ones including “The Grinch still can’t steal Christmas!

Tickets for The Grinch’s Grotto will go on sale on November 12th. Tickets will be limited and it is recommended guests pre-book their visits online prior to visiting. To see a list of times and to pre-register for tickets please visit

If there was ever a year where The Grinch really would take over the holiday season, it’s 2020,” said Kilburn CEO Mark Manuel. “It’s been said even the meanest soul is moved by Christmas and at its core this Dr. Seuss story is about finding your own way to redemption which is what inspired us here. It is great to be once again collaborating with our partners at Dr. Seuss Enterprises on this project. Through these challenging times, we still wanted to find a way to give families some joy this holiday season in a lighthearted and fun way. After all, 2020 has been a tough year, but it can’t take away our ability to smile and laugh, which are oftentimes the first steps of continued hope”.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan