Gisburne Park Pop-up 'socially distanced' Christmas Festival opens this weekend

Gisburne Park Pop-up 'socially distanced' Christmas Festival opens this weekend.

Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 4:20 pm
Gisburne Park pop-up Christmas Festival will boast a large traditional outdoor market, a Santa's Grotto and a drive-in pantomime.

The creators of Gisburne Park Pop Up, who this summer successfully hosted the UK's first socially distanced festival, are determined to bring some Christmas cheer to 2020 and on December 4th will open the gates to an action-packed Pop-up Christmas festival.

This socially distanced Christmas extravaganza will take place over a thousand acres at Gisburne Park located in the heart of the Lancashire countryside.

At the heart of the event is a large traditional outdoor market home to craft stalls, food vendors and pockets of interactive socially distanced Christmas entertainment for all ages.

As well as the UK's largest drive-in pantomime, the event boasts a Covid-safe outdoor Santa's Grotto with live reindeer and Santa’s helpers.

Director of Gisburne Park pop-up Robyn Isherwood said: "Christmas isn't cancelled. Despite every hurdle thrown our way this year, we managed to save summer and welcomed over 30,000 people, all socially distanced safely through our doors for an incredible summer of events.

"In light of the recent government Tier 3 announcement, we are working around the clock to ensure Christmas will happen.

"It's been a really tough year, particularly after a hard month of lockdown so we are determined to bring some normality back to people's lives and give them something to look forward to. Although we are in Tier 3, Gisburne Park is classed as an Outdoor Visitor Attraction with an Outdoor Market we are ensuring every safety measure required is in place."

The event will run every weekend up until Christmas with plans to add on additional dates and extend the sessions due to the incredible high demand in the week leading up to Christmas day.

The cost of a ticket is £6 for adults and £3 for children to gain access to the event, with further charges for some of the other activities such as Santa’s Grotto and the Drive-in Pantomime.