Santa’s early visit to hand out ice creams
FATHER Christmas paid a visit to Prestbury to hand out ice creams under a baking summer sun.
The unusual sight of Santa handing out treats in the town was a publicity stunt for Mottram Hall Hotel, on Wilmslow Road in Mottram.
A trio of staff from the hall donned a Santa, festive elf and Christmas cracker costumes as they stopped by with an ice cream cart to hand out gifts to surprised shoppers.
Mottram Hall is promoting its Christmas party nights, as the task for workers and revellers of organising their own festive parties looms ever closer.
The team was also promoting Christmas breaks at the hotel.
Samantha Surridge, sales executive at Mottram Hall, said: “When we decided to dress up as Christmas characters in the middle of a heatwave in July, we weren’t quite sure how the public were going to react to us, but the response we received was fantastic.”
“We were out to promote our Christmas party nights and festive breaks that we have available this year and people really got into the Christmas spirit.
“Everyone was really thrilled with the Christmas treats that we were handing out.”
“Each party night package includes a festive dinner, party games and disco.
“You can also choose to stay over with any of our party nights for a minimal fee.
Mottram Hall also offers Christmas meals across the festive season, ranging from carveries, Christmas lunches and family feasts to cosy dinners and glitzy gala balls.
Samantha added: “As well as Prestbury we took our sleigh-cart to Wilmslow and Alderley Edge but in August and September we will be going to Macclesfield as well so there’s much more of Santa and his little helpers still to come over the next few months.”
The Christmas team will be using Twitter to update their followers on where they will be for their upcoming outings in August and September, follow @DeVereMottram for full details.
To find out more about the details of the Christmas parties go to the Hall’s website at www.devere-hotels.co. uk/hotel-lodges/ locations/mottram-hall.
●» Staff from Mottram Hall Hotel took to the streets to hand out ice creams.