A Sparkling Seasonal Treat – Families Walk in a Winter Wonderland at Burnley College.

02-12-23 - Winter Wonderland 2023-21

Christmas has officially arrived in Burnley!

Burnley College’s free family seasonal celebration Winter Wonderland returned for another year full of snow, sparkles, Santa, sweets, treats, music, market, fairground rides and festive food and drink.

And it’s brought festive cheer to families from Burnley and beyond.

The seasonal spectacle sees the College’s campus transformed into a Winter Wonderland each year.

Families have taken to social media to praise students and staff who all volunteered to make the day the massive success it was.

This year saw a myriad of seasonal attractions for young and old alike: fairground rides, festive market, live music, crafts, trampolines and more.

Father Christmas himself even travelled from the North Pole, bringing his elves and spent the whole day on campus, meeting visiting youngsters and giving them an early Christmas gift.

There were sellout performances of the pantomime “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by performed by a talented cast of Performing Arts and Dance students.

Burnley College’s Facebook and Instagram were filled with comments from happy families throughout East Lancashire:

“It was awesome, yet again! Well done and thank you very much Burnley College for putting on a fantastic day. See you in 2024!”

                                                            Emma-Finnerty Roberts

“My two-year-old grandson loved his first Christmas experience at Burnley college…thank you to the students for all your hard work and helpful smiling faces.”

Linda Allan

“What a fantastic day we have had. Thank you to all at Burnley College you really do go above and beyond.”

                                                            Samantha Burrows

“My little girl loved it. Fantastic well organised event. The crafts the children got to make were brilliant.”

                                                            Hayley Victoria         

Burnley College Principal Karen Buchanan said:

“Every year Winter Wonderland is a chance for the community to enjoy a special day at Burnley College: it’s a highlight of the calendar, keenly anticipated by students, staff and visitors.

“We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped us put this much-loved event on this year.

“We are proud to be at the very heart of the community in Burnley and were touched to see so many happy families here.

“Our ninth Winter Wonderland was a huge success and a very special day thanks to everyone who came along to mark the start of the festive season with us.”

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