Winter Wonderland at Antrim Lough Shore Park

Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Blair greeting Santa and Mrs Claus as they arrive by train to the Winter Wonderland at Antrim Lough Shore Park.
Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Blair greeting Santa and Mrs Claus as they arrive by train to the Winter Wonderland at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

Antrim Lough Shore Park played host to a wonderful Christmas Winter Wonderland over the festive period.

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those who had turned out to see Santa, who, due to the heavy rain, had a last minute change of transport and arrived to the Lough by train instead of boat.

Mrs Claus with some of the elves at the Winter Wonderland at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

Mrs Claus with some of the elves at the Winter Wonderland at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

There was something for all the family to enjoy as Cool FM kept the crowds entertained.

As well as visiting Santa in his grotto, children were entertained with the Christmas puppet show and princess characters as well as enjoying some arts and crafts and a festive train ride.

Clementsmount Fun Farm impressed the crowds with their animal display and mobile playground.

Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Blair, said: “I was delighted to visit this magical Winter Wonderland. It was great to see so many people turn out to support the event in such wet weather.

Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Blair with Lucy-Jane Little, Mrs Claus and one of the Christmas characters at the Winter Wonderland at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Blair with Lucy-Jane Little, Mrs Claus and one of the Christmas characters at the Winter Wonderland at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

“We hope Santa will make a return to the Lough next Christmas!”