Santa’s village event in Preston branded as fake

Posted on - 25th November, 2021 - 8:47am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Santa’s Enchanted Christmas Village event is fake

Preston City Council have taken to social media to warn Prestonians about a fake Christmas event.


The ‘Santa’s Enchanted Christmas Village’ which was allegedly meant to take place on Monday November 29 is not going ahead.

Preston City Council’s post said: “We have repeatedly seen this event shared across social media, but unfortunately it is not (and never was) happening.

“There are plenty of great things taking place this Christmas in Preston, but this is not one of them.”

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Locals were left disappointed after reading that the event was fake.

Emma Jayne Quinney commented: “Shame…as this clearly has a LOT of people interested…. perhaps something Preston City Council should think about for following years? Just an idea after all we are meant to be a City after all… Even Chorley has a crimbo market going on these days.”

Others even suggested the council could go ahead with a similar event next year.

Andrew Quinney said: “Preston should do this next year! You could do it by the Harris, even in front of the new Uni building.”

Some even commented that they had a feeling the event was fake.

In the comments, Preston City Council said: “Unfortunately fake events are promoted from time to time – an easy way to check for events taking place on the Flag Market or other public land is whether they are being promoted by us, Visit Preston or Preston BID.”

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