Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! This is a special announcement that the Santa Express is on track to pull in at The Glades Shopping Centre in just a few weeks’ time for an ‘engine-ous’ ride into the festive season.
From Saturday 7 December, the sensational Santa Express train will be stationed at The Glades, with departures from 11am until 5pm. Ticket holders will be guided by enchanting engineers on a fun-packed jaunt exploring the carriages, all the way through to the engine room where the driver, aka Santa Claus, will be waiting for a chat and a (s)elfie. Passengers will leave with the greatest memories and a cuddly toy!
Tickets are priced at £8 per person and are available now from the station office at www.theglades.co.uk/events/the-santa-express.There will be special quieter, additional needs services running on Sunday 8 December and 15 December from 11am until 12pm on both days. The Santa Express will then return on Friday 13 December for an extended timetable of rides every day until the final departure on Christmas Eve.
Mark Haynes, Director of The Glades, explains that the loco(motive) behind the Santa Express is to offer Bromley a traditional Christmas experience, with lots of super ‘coal’ elements and surprises. “Christmas is our favourite time of the year at The Glades and as we’re known for our large-scale, show-stopping events, we wanted to make 2019’s festivities the biggest and best yet.
“There will be lots of interactive moments for children and their families to get stuck into and get fully immersed in the Christmas spirit,” said Mark. “We also have all-new decorations in the centre that look absolutely amazing and our visitors will have the best time seeking out all the photo opportunities dotted around.
“We hope Bromley will be suitably impressed with our Santa Express and Christmas experience and encourage people to get their tickets sooner rather than later, as they’re set to disappear faster than that much-loved purple chocolate from the tin!’