If you ventured into hall 4 at the recent Spring Fair you will no doubt have seen the spectacular WIDDOP and Co. stand, buzzing with activity and show-stopping theatre. The star of the show, though, was certainly the life-sized Santa Express steam train.
Hundreds of passers-by couldn’t help but stop for a selfie with the 21-foot locomotive or a peek inside the engine carriage to see the crackling fire. Complete with real steam and sound effects, the Santa Express’ appearance at Spring Fair was nothing short of magical.
‘We had people knocking on it and stroking it in disbelief,’ says Head of Independent and Export Sales, Dan Illingworth. ‘It became a huge talking point with people coming from all over the NEC to have a look. The number of people asking if they could buy one for themselves was incredible.’
The Santa Express train has now arrived back at the WIDDOP and Co. showrooms in North Manchester, complete with an additional carriage to stand at a staggering 36 feet (11 metres). Accompanied by a life-sized train station filled with 1200 exclusive products in seven beautiful themes, Christmas 2019 is bigger and better than ever before at WIDDOP.
The Santa Express showroom is now open until the pre-order deadline on March 22nd. Book your visit to ride the Santa Express now at: https://www.winterwonderlandgifts.co.uk/