Ice rink, Santa camp, Nativity trail, markets and carol singers all feature in village restaurant's Christmas extravaganza

A pub-restaurant near Wigan is going the extra mile this festive season with spectacular family attractions.

Tuesday, 9th November 2021, 3:45 pm

For the Wayfarer at Parbold isn't just laying on seasonal food - it is creating a whole Christmas wonderland complete with a mini-ice rink, Christmas markets, Nativity trail, Santa’s camp, German beer bar and carol singers!

Boss Rachel Birkett said: “We created Santa's Camp because we felt like the world had forgotten what Christmas was all about.

"Everywhere we looked there was commercialism and empty messages.

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Santa looks set to be busy at the Wayfarer

"Our Santa Camp is the real story of Christmas; wise men, shepherds and a star tell the story of Baby Jesus and the first St Nicholas.”

Children (and their nearest and dearest) can make a day of visiting Santa together with ice skating, German bier and festive food from December 3 through to January 4.

Booking Santa is advised. The Christmas markets are held Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm.

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