What is normally an indoor event was held outdoors for the first time at the Haworth Art Gallery yesterday.
A ‘doorway grotto’ had been created for a socially distanced Santa and his Elves to welcome everyone who came to visit. Children were able to talk to Santa and take a present from the ‘Nice’ box if they said they’d been good. Amazingly, all the children had been good this year, (what are the odds?) which is just as well, as the ‘Naughty’ box was empty!
There was a great turnout for the event with a grand total of 254 in attendance. Thank you to everyone who came along braving the cold and creating a cheerful atmosphere, even in the long queue.
A big pat on the back to all the Gallery staff and Friends group members who organised and hosted the event and a special mention to Elf Liz, who spent the whole time outside entertaining children and their families while they were waiting their turn to see Santa.
On behalf of the Haworth Art Gallery, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, even if it is a bit scaled down this year. Stay safe folks and all the best for the New Year.