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Lengthy queues at Brigg Garden Centre as hundreds queue to see Father Christmas - in September

Source - The Express.

By - Lucy Marshall

Date - 25-09-2021

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 - just 40 minutes away from Hull, 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.

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The car park at Brigg Garden Centre was 'packed' on Saturday from 8am, and queues of customers continued into the afternoon (Image: Katie Pugh)
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.

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.

Customers waited to go inside the winter wonderland of decorations at a busy Brigg Garden Centre (Image: Lucy Marshall)
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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Well people seem desperate to see Father Christmas this year, Ive definitely noticed a massive increase in requests this year most likely a result of the covid Christmas restrictions last year me thinks :)

 

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42 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

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."

My kind of place. What a great day

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noun
plural noun: queues
  1. 1.
    BRITISH
    a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.
    noun
    noun: crockery
    plates, dishes, cups, and other similar items, especially ones made of earthenware or china.
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3 minutes ago, Santa Craig Maxwell said:
noun
plural noun: queues
  1. 1.
    BRITISH
    a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.
    noun
    noun: crockery
    plates, dishes, cups, and other similar items, especially ones made of earthenware or china.

What do you call queues?

stand in line?

 

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2 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

What do you call queues?

  I would call it, "a long line wound around..."  Yours's quicker to say, (I think).   How is that even pronounced?  Some unknown Englishman once said, "The Long and Winding Road", no doubt to insure the rest of the world got his meaning.

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It is pronounced the same as in cue, Pool cue :) 

I thought it was the Beatles who sang about the long and winding road :)

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8 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

It is pronounced the same as in cue, Pool cue :) 

I thought it was the Beatles who sang about the long and winding road :)

Glad you got my reference to the song, and thanks for the lesson in English, now I have a new word to amaze my friends with.  

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