The annual Christmas Spectacular may not be happening this year, but Thursford has come up with a superb alternative, The Enchanted Journey of Light, that will allow social distancing as well as lots of festive fun.
The journey will begin in the main auditorium, an all new indoor Wonderland Trail, with a maze of engines, fairy-tale characters and an immersive experience of light and sound, including one of the UK’s biggest kinetic light displays.
Wander through an enchanted trail partitioned by magical steam engines and marvel at the vast decorations covering each corner of the building!
Next the journey will progress into the Santa’s Magical Journey Building (sadly Santa is currently ICE-olating so will not be attending the event).
You will travel past the penguins and polar bears to the giant-sized teddy bears! Get ready to see how the elves have loaded Santa’s sleigh, then past the busy elves hard at work in the toy factory using the wondrous wrapping machine!
Throughout your journey you’ll meet lots of fantasy land characters including the snowman family, make sure you watch out for their snowballs!
The journey continues outside to a new 4 acre Lantern Light Extravaganza: a beautiful, breath-taking festival of luminous sculptures, from a fantasy forest of jungle animals to the wilds of the North Pole.
The whole Journey will be just over a kilometre long.