Puxton Park welcomes Christmas cheer

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 December 2017

Weston's pantomime stars with Father Christmas at Puxton Park. Picture: Mark Atherton

Weston's pantomime stars with Father Christmas at Puxton Park. Picture: Mark Atherton


The festive season arrived in style at a North Somerset tourist attraction this week, with youngsters getting a chance to meet Santa Claus.

The Christmas lights at Puxton Park were illuminated on December 2, with lots of families gathering to begin their seasonal celebrations.

The cast of Weston Playhouse’s Aladdin pantomime was the star attraction of the event, with John Altman, known for playing ‘Nasty’ Nick Cotton in Eastenders, charming the crowd.

The attraction, which boasts one of the largest Christmas trees in the South West, hosted a jam-packed afternoon 
of family-friendly activities, including the unveiling of its Cosy Cottage.

The cottage is home to Santa’s workshop, and children enjoyed telling him of their Christmas wishes in addition to meeting Mrs Claus and the trusty reindeer.

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