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Welcome return of popular Winter Wonderland family event to Burnley College

What: Burnley College Winter Wonderland
Where: Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, BB12 0AN
When:  Saturday, 3 December, 10:00 to 15:00

The countdown has started to the eagerly-anticipated 2022 Winter Wonderland celebration at Burnley College, as our Campus is magically transformed into a family-friendly seasonal spectacular.

Young and old alike will be welcomed on to our £115 million campus to enjoy a wide variety of stalls offering the chance to pick up the perfect festive gift and delicious seasonal food and drinks, as well as a range of fun-packed activities.

This is a key date in the Christmas calendar in East Lancashire, helping families from across the region get into the festive spirit, with most activities free and a small charge for fairground rides and games.

For the first time since the pandemic, no pre-booking or tickets are required for entry. Families are invited to come along on the day and throw themselves into the activities.

Here is a taste of just some of the amazing activities* taking place on the day to get you in the festive spirit:

  • Festive fairground rides
  • Live entertainment, including stilt walker
  • Festive choir and brass band
  • Enchanted Forest Trail to Santa’s Cosy Living Room
  • A chance to meet Santa and his elves
  • Inflatable fun in Fitness Evolution
  • ‘Treasure Island’ panto performance
  • Variety of fun Craft Activities including the ever-popular Make Your Own Reindeer
  • Delicious refreshments and seasonal snacks
  • And so much more.

One of the highlights of every Burnley College Winter Wonderland is the fabulous festive panto.

This year will see ‘Treasure Island’, by Bradford & Webster, performed by our talented Advanced Level Performing Arts and Dance Students. Pre-booking is essential with tickets at just £8 per adult and £4 for children (book at burnley.ac.uk/whats-on/events).


Winter Wonderland has been a highlight of the region’s festive calendar for many years now. We’re delighted the event is returning for 2022 and can’t wait to welcome families to our amazing Campus which will be transformed for the day.

Karen Buchanan

Principal at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre

“Burnley College is proud to at the heart of the community, staging this free event for local families to enjoy and spreading some festive cheer. Please, make sure you and your loved ones join us for a day to remember on 3 December.”

*Please note: Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, however some activities within the event may incur a small charge. There are a limited number of free parking spaces available within the College grounds.