Real reindeer bring early Christmas cheer to Magna

17 October 2016

Christmas is coming early to Rotherham-based visitor attraction Magna, with real reindeer and Santa himself booked to attend their festive fayre next month.

The event, which takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, will welcome families from across South Yorkshire.

As well as meeting Santa’s four-legged friends, children can see the man himself in his grotto, while adults can make the most of the seasonal craft and gift stalls. Festive food and drink will also be available, and entertainment and activities will run throughout the weekend.

Entry only tickets to Magna’s annual Christmas Family Fayre, which runs from 10am to 4pm, are free for children under 16 and £2.50 for adults.

Ticket prices include entry to Magna’s educational exhibitions and access to the outdoor Sci-Tek playground. Youngsters can also enjoy the fun of the fayre with fairground rides available on the day. 

Becky Gill, sales manager at Magna, said: “We’re encouraging families to eat, drink and be merry with us, and find those perfect Christmas presents too. The fayre is a great way to get into the festive spirit and a fantastic opportunity for stall-holders, so we’re all looking forward to a fun family event with a sprinkle of Christmas magic.”

The Christmas Fayre marks the start of a calendar of festive fun at Magna. Bookings are now being taken for their Eat, Bump and Groove Christmas parties, which run from Friday 2nd to Thursday 22nd December. Tickets are £79.95 per person and include food and drink, along with entertainment including dodgems and a disco. Those who fancy a flutter can also try their luck at the blackjack and roulette table.

To book a stand at the Christmas Family Fayre or enquire about a festive party, contact Magna’s events team on 01709 723 118 or email

Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steel works near junction 34 of the M1, is an award-winning visitor attraction and events venue, with space to cater for between five and 5,000.

Notes to editor

Attached photograph shows one of the reindeers set to make an appearance at Magna’s Christmas Fayre.

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