Winter Wonderland is returning to Manchester for Christmas.

Santa’s little helpers have worked with the event’s organisers to help launch this year’s Winter Wonderland.

Last year’s event saw over 85,000 visitors enjoy the Christmas festivities – and they’re promising this year’s event will be the best yet.

Winter Wonderland 2019 will feature five amazing festive attractions including a huge real ice rink, a fabulous Christmas circus, an incredible panto, a vast indoor funfair and of course, the man himself – Santa Claus.

There will also be plenty of food and drink available, catering for a wide range of requirements including vegan, vegetarian, gluten- and lactose-free options. Refreshments will also be available to get visitors into the festive spirit.

For parents of young children, there will be plenty of space to park prams as well as a quiet breastfeeding area and baby changing facilities throughout the venue.

The organisers have also created an autism-friendly sensory experience which will be available exclusively for autistic children and their families to enjoy on Monday 9th December. The Winter Funland will be closed to the general public and transformed making it a welcoming and exciting space for young people affected by autism.

Not only will there will be fewer visitors around, but the volume of the attractions will be lowered, the lighting and flickering lights will be reduced and a special space will also be available where children can chill out if things gets too overwhelming.

Last year, organisers gave over £100,000 worth of tickets to local charities and underprivileged families and promise to do the same again in 2019.

“Last year’s event was a phenomenal success and this year promises to be bigger, brighter and full of even more festive fun,” said Winter Funland event director, Andy Windmill.

“We have pulled out all of the stops to ease queues for Santa, quicker service for food and, of course, brought in even more exciting funfair rides.”

Winter Funland will take place at EventCity opposite intu Trafford Centre where there are over 3,000 free car parking spaces. Doors open to the public on 6th December and will remain open until 5th January 2020.

Tickets are available now. All-inclusive admission tickets are £23.50 per person with under 3’s FREE. Fastpass tickets to visit Father Christmas in Santa’s Grotto are also available from the website.

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