Winter Wonderland opens at Baytree
Christmas came to Baytree Garden Centre on Friday night when 400 people attended the grand opening of its festive shop.
Visitors at the all-ticket event were treated to mince pie and bubbly, as well as an exclusive preview of the centre's Christmas products.
"It is SO Christmassy," said Baytree's marketing manager, Mark Elliott. "Customers were offered 20 per cent off their purchases on the night. There is something for absolutely everyone."
"The feedback has been very positive. Lots of customers are already coming away with lights, baubles and decorations."
The Christmas shop was open from Saturday, but Santa will not be dropping into Winter Wonderland until November 3. The large, red coat-wearing one arrived by paraglider last year and a similarly-dramatic entrance is promised this year...but the elves are sworn to secrecy.