The event invites guests to join in online tomorrow, and watch LEGO Santa switch on the Christmas lights all throughout the miniature version of the city. The designers have also recreated popular events such as the Christmas markets and Santa Dash.
“The absence of the Christmas markets and all the annual festivities to which we have become accustomed, whilst entirely necessary, have been felt by all this year,” says Stuart Garman, General Manager at Merlin Entertainments Manchester Cluster. “We wanted to do our bit to help raise festive spirits and share a little joy.”
The site is currently closed due to lockdown, so you won’t be able to witness the switch-on in person. Instead, the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester will be streaming the event live on its Facebook page at 6.30pm on November 19.
James Windle, Master Model Builder at the centre, spent 50 hours creating the Christmas decorations. The 1.5 million-brick Miniland features iconic locations from across Manchester, including Piccadilly train station and Manchester Cathedral.