Real Reindeer at Manningtree Park's Christmas event

Manningtree Park's Community Christmas Event

To sprinkle some festive magic over our award-winning Manningtree Park development in Essex we created a Winter Wonderland complete with Father Christmas and real reindeer – Dasher and Dancer.

On Sunday 10th December, we welcomed more than 200 people to our Manningtree Park development where they enjoyed a festive gathering which offered residents and members of the local community a meeting with Santa, face painting, carol singing and food and drink stalls.

Visitors of the event were welcomed at the Sales Suite by a helpful elf, who guided them through a sparkling grotto where Father Christmas was in residence. In letters written to Santa before entering, the children asked for a wide range of gifts, including ‘a live’ guinea pig, a helicopter, a Batman skateboard and a combine harvester.

Their Christmas wishes were then posted to the North Pole from the Manningtree Park post box.

Youngsters were then invited to feed carrots to the real reindeer, Dasher and Dancer, as well as listen to carols song by Evolution Foundation College choir whilst enjoying a hot chocolate or two.

Shelley West, Group Sales and Marketing Director at City & Country comments: “Christmas at Manningtree Park was a fantastic way to begin the festive season, offering something for everyone to enjoy and to showcase what a brilliant community we have at Manningtree Park.”

“It’s heart-warming to see residents and the local community come together and spread the festive cheer, we even had Dasher and Dancer make an appearance! We are delighted that we were able to offer this event to the local Manningtree community and look forward to continuing to offer our support to future community events such as these.”