Families are being invited aboard a magical train journey on the Santaland Express to a festive wonderland.

The Mall Blackburn is hosting the adventure where children will journey from Blackburnigum Station, all the way to Yulevik Station to meet Santa at The Christmas Workshop.

From November 27, right up to Christmas Eve, the Santaland Express will be ready and waiting in The Mall to transport visitors through time and space to meet the big man himself.

Families will be welcomed to a quaint, make-believe festive train station by Station Master Elfo, then it’s all aboard the Santaland Express where music, sound effects and video visuals create the feeling they’re on a magical journey to the Christmas Kingdom.

Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn said: “We’ve invested heavily in this year’s event because we wanted to fully embrace the magic!

“We want families to enjoy a really amazing Christmassy experience after the many challenges of the last 18 months.

“The professionalism of the cast and crew is second to none and, as ever, Santa is a sight to behold!

“We’ve worked hard to create a thoroughly enchanting event, that’s also safe and spacious for everyone’s peace of mind.

“We’ve partnered with Imagination Entertainment on our festive experiences for a number of years and they’re just as committed to quality, which means people of all ages will enjoy this fantastically immersive experience.

“Everyone is looking forward to seeing little ones (and big kids!) get wrapped up in the magic of this bigger-and-better-than-ever Christmas at The Mall Blackburn.”

Each child will be able to meet Santa, receive a quality gift and will also come away with a novel keepsake train ticket - with parents able to take photos throughout.

People are being urged to book online to avoid disappointment and enjoy one of the region’s most polished and professional festive experiences.

Tickets are £9.95 per child including a maximum of one parent and can be booked in advance. A limited number of walk-up slots will also be available.

Book online at: https://www.designmynight.com/uk/whats-on/daytime/santaland-express-at-the-mall-blackburn?t=tickets