Fri 04 Dec 2020
Christmas is going to be a little different this year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many of our normal traditions will have to be cancelled or altered in order to adapt to social distancing rules.
However, Warrington has also been placed in tier 2 meaning that many events and venues can still go ahead this December.
This means that we can still embark on some festive activities and Christmas tradition.
From a virtual visit to Lapland to Christmassy drive-in cinema screenings, here are five festive events you can take part in this month.
When: Various dates in December
Cost: Live video link with Santa- From £ 15
Live video link with Santa and a gift- From £25
Live video link with Santa and 2 gifts- From £35
This unique event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.
It features a live feed to Santa’s Grotto, allowing your kids to speak to the big man himself in real time.
This virtual event is run by Appleton resident, Lucy Appleton.
She spoke to the Warrington Guardian earlier this month and said she didn’t want children to miss out on the chance to see Santa this year, creating the event for parents who are worried about their children catching the coronavirus.
Best of all, there is also the option to get your kids a gift, which will be sent to your home after the experience.
Visit Santa Lapland Live to secure your tickets.
When: Saturday 12 December, 10am
Sunday 13 December, 4pm
Where: The Church of the Ascension, Warren Lane, Woolston, Warrington
Looking for an affordable event in Warrington that will keep the kids occupied?
The Church of the Ascension is hosting a festive scavenger hunt- and the winner will receive a chocolate hamper.
Participants must journey around Woolston to find all of the nativity characters and reveal the secret message.
You can complete the trail in your own time over the weekend, but make sure you submit your entries by 3pm on Sunday 13th December.
Get your tickets on Eventbrite.
A festive train journey at Gulliver’s World
When: Various dates in December.
Where: Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington
Cost: Prices start at £10.
Christmas has officially descended on Gulliver’s World and there are a whole host of festive activities taking place this December.
Embark on a magical train journey on The North Pole Express; there will be several stops on the way and kids will get the chance to leave their Christmas wish list for Santa.
You also get to journey through Winter Wonderland and the Elf workshop, which is an interactive experience your kids are unlikely to forget.
A screening of Love Actually at a Drive in Cinema
When: 16 December 8pm-10:45
Where: Bents Home & Garden Centre, Warrington Rd, Leigh End, Glazebury.
Cost: £35 per car
We all love a Christmas movie- but Small Town Big Screen are taking things to the next level with their drive-in experience.
You can watch Christmas classic Love Actually from the comfort of your own vehicle.
While you could bring your own snack, you can also purchase a Mega Movie Snack Stocking for an additional £11.59; this treat bag contains popcorn, Pepsi, Chocolate coins and much more.
However, if you want to attend this event you better be fast, as tickets are selling out quickly.
Take part in the Santa Dash
When: Any date in December
If you are hoping to stay active this December and also do your bit for charity, then take part in the Warrington Santa Dash.
This event sees you walking, running, or even cycling for 5km anywhere in your local area- all while dressed in a Santa suit.
It can be done at your own pace and at a time and date which suits you.
Best of all, the aim of the event is to raise funds for Warrington Disability Partnership
The entry fee includes the price of a five piece Santa suit which you should wear whilst you take part in the challenge.
You will also receive as a certificate and Christmas-themed medal upon completion.
Complete your entry form at the Disability Partnership website.