Magical Christmas event

  • 19 October, 2020
  • On the pier


Plans for a magical Christmas experience have been unveiled by bosses at
Clacton Pier.

A life-size reindeer, Frosty the snowman, animatronic characters, live
music, and a cracker deal are all being lined-up for families.

Santa’s North Pole Experience will be bigger and better than anything put
on by the landmark attraction over the festive period in the past.

It involves a significant investment over and above what has been spent
on previous years and is a continued commitment to Christmas activities.

Pier director Billy Ball said that with many major town and city-based
Christmas festivities cancelled families will be looking to local events.

“We aim to offer a quality festive experience which can be enjoyed by
all and will also offer something different to past years,” he said.

“To this end we are pumping funds into this initiative to ensure a
memorable time at the end of what has been a very challenging year for everyone.

“This will obviously take into account all the Covid restrictions,
including social distancing, that will be in place to make sure it is safe
provided people follow the guidelines.”

The Pier will also stage its popular Breakfast with Santa which has been
a hit over the past two years.

“We are building on what we have put on before but adding to it in a way
that will bring plenty of new features.”

Visitors to Santa’s Grotto will have the chance to encounter his
hard-working elves, along with a warm welcome to the North Pole from Frosty the

The journey will also involve the reindeer’s stables and magical
decorations before meeting the main man himself – all in a truly festive

Full details, including costings and how to book, will be revealed once
the final touches have been agreed.

This weekend (October 24/25) the Pier launches it fang-tastic Halloween
Festival which will last for nine days.

The monstrous event, which will be Covid compliant, will involve a host
of free activities, fun, entertainment, and decorations as well as a special

The package costs £19.99 per person for the day and includes unlimited rides;
unlimited video games; one round of adventure golf; one Go-Kart race; an entry
to the Seaquarium; entry to the pumpkin patch and a cobweb candy floss.

The indoor area will be fully decorated, and other features include a
monstrous model display, a free ghost hunt pack and creepy colouring

Customers can book online at
or pay on the day.


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