When Santa Claus came to Wigan

SANTA Claus is coming to town - or so the popular Christmas song goes - but, in fact, he’s already been!

The Reindeer Parade filled Wigan town centre with festive joy earlier this month, with a marching band and seasonal characters wandering through the lined streets.

Santa's Christmas Reindeer Parade through the town centre and Standishgate to Market Place
Santa's Christmas Reindeer Parade through the town centre and Standishgate to Market Place

In Mesnes Park, the shelter by the lake was transformed into a magical grotto where the original story of Santa’s Little Helper unfolded, performed by youngsters from the Footlights group.

The drama group also put on a stage production of the classic Scrooge tale in Market Place.

At the Pavilion, families enjoyed a host of fun-filled activities, with Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s park services, including story-telling and face-painting.

Watch our slideshow of pictures by clicking on the video above ...

 

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