Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 December 2018

Santa with Adam Jason and Ellen the Elf.

Santa with Adam Jason and Ellen the Elf.

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The sheer amount of festive events taking place this weekend suggest the Christmas season is very much upon us.

Whether you fancy a wintry stroll around a traditional German market or something more ‘pie in the sky’, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy this season’s festive events.

For a full round-up of events, pick-up a copy of tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) Weston Mercury.

n An Alice In Wonderland-themed winter wonderland will pop up at the Grand Pier.

As well as appearences from characters like the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, there will be acrobatic performances to enjoy while you tuck into a three course meal.

Wonderland Christmas Parties will take place on the Grand Pier on Friday and Saturday at 7pm.

Tickets, priced £42, are available at www.grandpier.co.uk/events

n A rock ‘n’ roll bingo night will take place at Luda on Friday at 8pm. Tickets, priced £1, are available at www.luda.com

*This weekend is all about Santa and helicopters and, for an extra dose of both, Westoners can stop by the Helicopter Museum on Sunday evening for a Santa’s grotto event with a twist.

Santa will be arriving by helicopter this year, before distributing Christmas gifts to the kids. The event will run from 10am-5.30pm. Tickets, priced £7.50, are available at www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk. Entry is free for children.

n Children can enjoy a visit to Santa’s grotto at the Grand Pier this weekend. Opening on Sunday, Santa will be at the pier from 11am on selected dates until Christmas Eve.

Tickets, priced £6, include a Christmas gift and are available at www.grandpier.co.uk/events/santas-grotto

n On Sunday, you can take to the sky over Weston to enjoy an unparalleled view of the town and seafront during The Helicopter Museum’s Flight Day.

Visitors will board a helicopter and take-off from the museum’s helipad before heading to the coast, the Grand Pier and Bristol Channel.

Those who would prefer to remain on the ground can enjoy a cockpit tour on the helipad.

Flights start at 2pm on Sunday. Tickets, priced £41.50 per seat, can be booked on 01934 635227.

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