Escape to Freight Island to offer escape from 2020 with fun-filled Winter Island

Winter Island will now run until the end of January with a hog roast, delicious sausages and mulled wine seeing us into 2021

The launch of the Ticket Hall at Escape to Freight Island went down a storm for the brief time it was able to open in November, prior to the national lockdown.

This snapshot of the Ticket Hall gave us a glimpse of what the original concept for Freight Island was imagined to be – a grand multi-purpose indoor and outdoor market and entertainment space in a unique venue, in one of the world’s most forward-thinking cities.

For many of us, the end of 2020 will be welcome – and with the beginnings of light being seen at the end of a very long and dark tunnel, this Christmas will be a time to look forward and to celebrate the (hopefully) brighter prospect of 2021.

Re-opening on 3rd December, the huge outdoor space at Depot Mayfield will transform into a Winter Island as they launch Escape From 2020.

And to make sure everyone is able to experience this special time, Escape to Freight Island will now be open seven days a week during December and Winter Island will now run to the end of January. 

It will be fully heated, and new festive traders and stalls will include a bratwurst grill, traditional hog roast, a mulled wine and hot cider hut, local chocolatier and artisanal cheese stall – everything you could wish for as the winter nights draw in and the Christmas season begins.

Photo: Jody Hartley

The entertainment schedule has also been re-scheduled, allowing for the cancelled shows in November to move into December.

There will be further announcements soon for festive events and New Year’s celebrations.

“We opened The Ticket Hall for just five days before we had to close for the national lockdown,” said managing director Dan Morris.

“This meant disappointing thousands of people booked in during November.

“To make sure we could re-book everyone back into the Ticket Hall and Winter Island, which is located in our outdoor space next to the new Ticket Hall, we have opened up reservations for seven days a week throughout December in both areas and extended Winter Island into January, which means another month of cosy vibes, hog roast, delicious sausages and mulled wine seeing us into 2021.”

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