Lothian Buses is bringing some extra festive cheer to the Capital with the launch of its Christmas Grotto Bus. To thank passengers and the local community for its support during 2012, the mobile Winter Wonderland, complete with Santa Claus, will pop-up in the City during December.

On Sunday 2, 9 and 16 December, between 12 and 4pm, the bus will be stationed on Castle Street, as part of the Ethical Christmas Fair and the Real Scottish Christmas Fair, where children young and old will have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh’s latest Grotto. For a charitable donation, families can meet Santa and receive a token gift (subject to availability). All proceeds will go to the Lothian Buses Charity of the Year, Lothian Autistic Society.

Ian Craig, managing director of Lothian Buses, says:

“Christmas should be a merry time and we’re delighted to be able to bring some extra festive cheer to Edinburgh, and raise money for Lothian Autistic Society with our Grotto Bus.”

“It is fantastic to team up with this year’s Castle Street markets to give something back to our passengers. Our engineering team have transformed one of our open top buses into an eye catching Santa’s Grotto.

 Tania Pramschufer, hands up media said:-“Hands Up Media are delighted to welcome Santa’s Grotto golden bus being provided by Lothian Buses. Further festive cheer to this years Real Scottish & Ethical Christmas Fairs will add even more magic and that the Lothian Autistic Society will benefit as well children of all ages who come to visit Santa on the bus.”