Tickets to board the Santaland Express at The Mall Blackburningum have officially sold out.
The brand-new Christmas adventure has been a massive hit with Santa fans of all ages, with 2,418 children passing through the magical, make-believe train station. Its popularity saw organisers add a further 104 tickets last Wednesday, which were snapped up within 48 hours.
Rave reviews have been posted online with visitors making comments such as: “From the elf outside to the big guy himself, this is the most thoughtful, unique Santa experience I have ever seen! Well done to all concerned!” and “Absolutely fantastic from start to finish – and to top it all my grandchildren said he was the real Santa”.
Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “After the disappointment of last Christmas we went all out this year to make sure we offered a truly unique and magical experience.
“Word soon got round and the tickets were selling so fast that opening hours were extended to accommodate more families.
“The professionalism of the cast and crew, as ever, has been second to none, with many of them previously having worked on the West End.
“Our partnership with Imagination Entertainment has worked fantastically for a number of years as they’re just as committed to quality as we are, which means everyone enjoys a wonderful, immersive experience.
“We look forward to hearing what ideas they come up with for 2022!”