Visitors are expected to flock to Victoria Park in the Appleton Ward, for Halton Borough Council’s Panto in the Park event on Sunday 3 December from noon to 3pm.

Princess Aurora will arrive at the bandstand in a glittering glass carriage with Santa himself. She will be welcomed by Mayor Alan Lowe and Mayoress Cllr Joan Lowe.

Cast members will be giving sneak previews of a couple of the songs from the show and will mingle with the crowd for ‘selfies’ and chat.

The rest of the afternoon will be filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Among the free entertainment will be the ever popular free Santa’s grotto.

There will be FREE donkey rides, local choir, crafts, face painting, children’s entertainment, falconry and much, much, more
The park will also play host to the annual Halton Haven Santa Dash starting at 11am prior to the main event. Enter now by contacting Halton Haven directly.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Events, Cllr Eddie Jones, said: “The Council organises seasonal activities in order to help create a true festive spirit .

“Christmas is a time when communities come together so it will be great to see so many local people coming out to participate in and enjoy the atmosphere of this free event .

“So many happy faces and obvious community cohesion makes all of our effort in putting the event together very worthwhile.”

Heading the cast is Crissy Rock, star of TV’s Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity as Fairy Nuff. Rebecca Lake, returns by popular request as Princess Aurora and local favourite Andrew Curphey is back as Chester the Jester.

Other principal dancers already announced are Lindsey Alexander, Hollie Glossop and Jamie Luke – All with impeccable credentials.

Tickets for the Brindley pantomime are priced Children £16, Adults £22, Family Ticket £66 (2 adults, 2 children), Groups 20 plus £17, Schools £11 (One teacher in 15 goes free, no booking fee) from and the box office on 0151 907 8360

There is a British Sign Language Performance on Friday 29 December at 5pm and a Relaxed Performance on Sunday 7 January at 1pm. You can contact the box office on 0151 907 8360 or e mail if you need further information regarding these performances.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY presented by Polka Dot Pantomimes runs from 11 December – 14 January (See website for all show dates and times)