BARNSLEY'S Alhambra shopping centre has confirmed the Santa's Grotto will return this year to meet local demand.

The Alhambra Centre did not provide a grotto last year but allowed volunteers from Barnsley Hospice to have a Santa outside TK Maxx to help with fund-raising.

But this year, Santa will be making a return and Stephanie Hills, for the Alhambra Centre, will be footing the bill to provide it with all proceeds going to charity.

It will be manned once again by volunteers from Barnsley Hospice and will open today (November 23) and will run until Christmas Eve. It will cost £2 per child with all the proceeds going to the charity.