Families get in the festive spirit

  • 27 November, 2023
  • On the pier


got into the festive spirit at Clacton Pier as the attraction’s Christmas activities
got underway at the weekend.

Santa and
his team arrived in plenty of time and provided a magical experience for
children and adults alike in his North Pole grotto.

child went home with a luxury cuddly toy and a cookie made by Mrs Claus. They
also got the chance to fill out a note for Father Christmas which could be dropped
into a postbox on site.

singing reindeer were in fine form and Frosty the Snowman was happy to meet and
chat with his young fans.

will be returning this weekend (December 2 and 3) and again on December 9 and
10 before taking up permanent residence from December 16 to 24. He will then
fly off just in time to make his all-important deliveries to homes.

A new
addition of Supper with Santa will be available on December 16, 17 and 23 and
involves a festive Christmas platter of a Turkey Yorkshire pudding wrap with
potato nuggets, pigs in blankets, stuffing balls, gravy dip, soft drink and a
self-decorated gingerbread man. Adults can enjoy a mulled wine or hot drink.

package also includes meeting Father Christmas at the table along with Mrs
Claus, singing elves and Pier mascot Sidney, a soft toy for the children and a
voucher for free entry to soft play on a date of your choice.

the offers available are the Grotto Adventure and Christmas Cracker deal, both
at £14.99. Full details and prices are available at

Pier director Billy Ball said:
“Our Christmas experience got off to a solid start – and there are still slots available on other dates. Make
sure you do not miss out by booking soon.”


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