Hollywood snow firm to create winter woodland at shopping complex

CHRISTMAS is coming at the McArthur Glen East Midlands Designer Outlet.
CHRISTMAS is coming at the McArthur Glen East Midlands Designer Outlet.

A special effects company that has worked on the sets of Hollywood movies is to help see in Christmas at one of the area’s main shopping complexes.

Snow Business has created faux snow and winter effects for Harry Potter and James Bond films, plus TV favourites such as ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’.

Now the firm is ready to cover 500 square metres of a winter woodland area at the McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet in South Normanton with 500kg of biodegradable, recycled paper ‘snow’.

The winter woodland will be ready in time for the centre’s Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday, November 10 when family fun will include the arrival of Santa and his reindeer, and a competition to win a trip on the Polar Express. Santa’s Grotto will welcome children from Thursday, December 1.