Tickets are available for a "unique" Christmas Fairytale event in Chipping Norton next month, which has expanded since last year's event.

The seasonal event at Fairytale Farm will run on Saturdays and Sunday from December 2 to December 10, then every day from December 11 to Christmas Eve, promising a magical experience for all attendees.

Nick Laister, the owner of the farm, said: "The Christmas Fairytale is much more than a Santa's grotto.


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"This year’s event will be significantly expanded compared to previous years, with a whole new area that will feature a range of new festive experiences.

"All the best elements from previous years will remain, such as the cosy and atmospheric Grotto, the Castle walk-through and our spectacular Christmas illuminations, but everything has been expanded with an extra touch of Christmas magic thrown in."

Visitors will begin their experience with a trip to see Santa's elves, before proceeding to the Gingerbread house entrance, where they can prepare their wish list and even pick reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve.

Highlights also include meeting Mother Goose, snowball throwing with Frosty, and the chance to view a festive version of Mouse Town.

Mr Laister continued: "You start the next part of your journey, which takes you from the South Pole to the North Pole.

"You will meet some interactive dancing penguins, visit the Toymaker in his cosy log cabin and see Santa’s sleigh ready to launch into a clear night sky of twinkling stars."

On the itinerary is also a magical walk through a secret forest to meet Father Christmas himself in a festive grotto.

The event has vast activities around the farm, including a hunt for Santa's favourite snacks for a prize, searching for fossils in lit-up dino digs, meeting Jolly the Elf at the International Elf Post Sorting station, and a Santa-themed festive photoshoot complete with a sleigh.

To top it all off, the farm offers festive treats of mulled wine and mince pies for parents, alongside a grand Christmas light trail with new features for 2023.

Ticket sales exclusively take place online, with the farm recommending early bookings to avoid missing out.