Christmas officially arrived in Burnley at the popular Burnley College Winter Wonderland event.

Families flocked to the festive celebration, which was back in full after taking a year off due to the pandemic. The seasonal spectacle sees the College’s £100 million campus transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

This year saw a myriad of fun, seasonal attractions for young and old alike: fairground rides, stalls offering gifts, food and drink, a reindeer workshop, live music, crafts, festive cinema and more.

Father Christmas himself even travelled from the North Pole, bringing his elves, and spent the whole day on campus, finding out what local children would really like for Christmas.

There were also sell-out performances of “Cinderella” performed by a talented cast of Advanced Level Performing Arts and Dance students and another of “Beauty and The Beast” performed by A Level Tutors.

Burnley College Principal Karen Buchanan said:

“Every year Winter Wonderland is a chance for the community to enjoy a special day at Burnley College: it’s a highlight of the calendar, keenly anticipated by staff, students, traders and visitors alike.

“It’s amazing to be back. We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped us put this much-loved event on this year in a way which was safe for everyone involved.

“We are proud to be at the very heart of the community in Burnley and were touched to see so many happy families here.

“Our seventh Winter Wonderland was a huge success and a very special day thanks to the visitors, staff and stall holders who came along to mark the start of the festive season with us.”

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