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DRAYTON MANOR – MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EVENT

WHAT: DRAYTON MANOR – MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EVENT
WHERE: DRAYTON MANOR THEME PARK, NEAR TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE, B78 3TW
WHEN: FROM NOW UNTIL THE 31ST DECEMBER 2019
COST: TICKETED EVENT

Treat the little ones this Christmas and get in an early visit along to see Santa, give him your little one’s Christmas list, and enjoy the variety of entertainment and rides on offer this December.

The Christmas experience at Drayton Manor is a fully inclusive package with something for all the family to enjoy. You can meet Santa in the castle of dreams and stroll around at your own pace and enjoy the interactive experience, with plenty of elves on hand to assist you with anything you need.

NB:  Please note that the time stated on your ticket is the time that you must join the queue for Santa and not enter the castle.

Enjoy over 25 Thomas and Friends themed rides and attractions at the park and a spectacular white Christmas is guaranteed as there will be snowfall in Thomas Land every day (please note that only selected rides are open during Magical Christmas no thrill rides), the 4D cinema film festival, witness the captivating live shows throughout the day full of music, dance and lights, take a walk through the winter wonderland or meet Rudolf the reindeer plus other furry friends of the park.

Entertainment times are as follows each day:

11am – Merry Christmas Welcome Show

12pm – 2pm – Rusty & Dusty’s Christmas Sing-Along Show

1pm, 2pm & 3pm – The Fat Controllers Jolly Christmas Show

4pm – The Magical Presents Show

For tickets and other information please see the website as there are different prices for different packages on different dates.

The gates on the run-up to Christmas and over it will differ slightly:

  • All dates before December 24th – park opens at 9:30am, rides start at 10:30am, the park closes at 5pm
  • On 24th December only – the park opens at 9:45am, rides start at 10:30am, the park closes at 4pm.
  • 27th December onwards – there will be no Father Christmas on these dates – the park will open at 9:45am, rides start at 10:30am, the park closes at 4pm.

To end each evening with a bang there will be a spectacular firework display lighting up the skies above Drayton Manor Park’s beautiful Lake. Don’t forget to ensure that you stay until the end to witness the Family Christmas Fireworks; a perfect way to finish your Christmas visit to the Park.

The fun doesn’t have to stop when the park closes, you can stay onsite at the 4* hotel and treat the whole family to this Christmas extravaganza.

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BIG BEN TO BONG ONCE MORE FOR NEW YEAR AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

WHAT: NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS
WHEN: 31st DECEMBER 2017
WHERE: CENTRAL LONDON, UK
COST: £10.00 PER PERSON

There is nothing which captures the essence of London and the UK than the bells of Big Ben chiming to welcome in Christmas and say a fond farewell to the old Year and welcome in the New Year with some fireworks.

This year, however, the situation was a little fraught as Big Ben was stopped for essential repairs and will not peel for around 4 years to repair the hands, pendulum, and mechanism at a cost originally ‘guestimated’ at £29 million is now likely to top the £60 million mark instead.

This year, the rigging etc of the fireworks will once again be the responsibility of the talented team from Titanium Fireworks, working alongside a huge team of support from other display teams required to get the New Year’s Eve firework event to go off with a bang. There will be more than 30 staff members carrying up to 30 tonnes of equipment and 8 tonnes of fireworks to create the graceful spectacle that is London 2018. They start to set up on 27th December as it is such a gargantuan task and will keep running the systems through until the fireworks get underway.

The annual fireworks show became a ticketed event back in 2014 and this has continued to be the case from that point forward. It has improved the overall experience making for a more manageable crowd and keeping the cost of holding the event down.

The last couple of batches of tickets sold out immediately but there are plans to put some more out for general release in early December so watch out for them.

If you are staying home to welcome in the New Year with family and friends, we have a beautiful selection of barrages which are ideal for the stroke of midnight – check online for videos of our new products this year which are top of the Christmas list of some of our pyro fans 🙂

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THE UK CELEBRATES THE START OF THE FESTIVE SEASON WITH FIREWORKS

Fireworks for both Christmas and New Year celebrations have really taken off since the upsurge in sales for the millennium. Seventeen years on and their popularity continues to grow.

This year sees three of the largest cities in Great Britain celebrating Christmas with fireworks. The Christmas Spectacular show is taking part at three venues as follows:

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER 2017 – MANCHESTER

FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2017 – GLASGOW

SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER 2017 – BIRMINGHAM

They will all be holding a Christmas Spectacular including incredible classical music and accompanied by orchestra accompanying fantastic singers, excerpts from such beautiful compositions as La
Boheme and the Nutcracker suite and familiar favourite carols to sing along with.

The fireworks are indoor so technically stage pyrotechnics but beautiful nonetheless.

Get along to your local theatre for a pre-Christmas treat to remember.

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