Hundreds of people have queued at a popular garden centre to meet Father Christmas, despite the festive season still being months away.
Christmas really has come early at Brigg Garden Centre – as customers lined up to meet the main man himself and Mrs Christmas as staff opened the doors to a winter wonderland on Saturday.
From Christmas trees, lights, gifts, and even Santa-inspired crockery baskets, people have been filling their trollies with heaps of decorations.
Customers were seen queuing from one end of the store to another on Saturday morning.
It comes as the popular garden centre is open for 12 hours today. One staff member reported the car park was “packed” from 8am.
Staff had to put out metal barriers for people to form an orderly queue outside at around 12 noon.
Customers can explore the “must-see” Christmas displays until 8pm. What’s more, there is 20 per cent off on all decorations.
To commemorate the opening, children can meet Santa Claus and Mrs Claus; the pair are walking around the store greeting customers and handing out sweets.
There is also a performer singing Christmas songs as customers browse.
The displays include interactive features, and you can also enjoy some seasonal treats in the restaurant at the garden centre.
Speaking about starting off the festive season, organiser Amy Stubbs said: “We are all so excited for this festive season.
“Christmas is our favourite time of year here in Brigg Garden Centre – it is a truly spectacular experience and you don’t want to miss it.”
There will also be a Santa’s Grotto event coming to the centre in the run up to Christmas.
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