CHRISTMAS isn't cancelled according to Gisburne Park Pop-up who are holding a socially distanced Christmas extravaganza.

With Santa's tipi, reindeers, elves, a craft market, dining experience and even a drive-in pantomime, the Ribble Valley event's company has pulled out all the stops, in a Covid-19 safe way, to keep Christmas magic in the air.

Launching on Saturday December 5, the event will be for ticket holders only, with tickets costing £6.00 for adults and £3.00 for children to gain access to the park, with further charges for other events.

The drive-in pantomime of Aladdin will launch a day earlier on Friday December 4, following on from a massively successful drive-in firework display which was held before the second national lockdown.

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There will be a total of eight shows, the first ones on the weekend from December 4 and the second set from the weekend of December 18.

Each week will see one show on the Friday evening, one on the Saturday evening and two on the Sunday in the morning and afternoon.

Director of Gisburne Park pop-up Robyn Isherwood said: "Christmas isn't cancelled. We managed to bring some of the best events, we have had 30,000 socially distanced people through our door.

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"We brought joy and happiness and I was just determined to bring something safe for Christmas that was safe and secure.

"It just means that everybody has got something to look forward to and whether its seeing Santa, feeding a reindeer or just enjoying a bit of normality of going to a Christmas market, you will be able to feel festive after another hard month of lockdown."

Pantomime actors from Pop-Up Entertainment, have created a bubble, are tested regularly as well as living together to allow them to practise for the show to give some funny festive normality to the end of the year.

Santa's Grotto will operate in 30 minute slots including access to the grotto, Santa's letter, reindeer feed and pet, small Christmas gifts and a socially distanced visit with the man himself.

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An outdoor barn will host festive food stalls with an app ordering system to allow table service of mulled wine and other festive treats, all to be enjoyed alongside some classic Christmas entertainment.

The event will run every weekend up until Christmas with plans to add on additional dates in the week leading up to Christmas day if the tickets sells out quickly.

Table bookings for the barn will be included in ticket sales with a maximum booking size of six and all members of each party must be from one family or bubble.

Tickets for Santa's teepee and the drive-in pantomime must be bought separately and you must hold a ticket for the main event to purchase a ticket to see Santa.