South Yorkshire folk getting into the Christmas spirit

It might only just be August but more than 4,000 people have already booked on to Magna’s Christmas parties.

The Eat Bump Groove party nights, which run over eight nights in December, are popular as works’ Christmas outings, with about 55,000 people attending over the last ten years.

“Most people are off on their summer holidays right now, but others obviously like to plan ahead.” said Donna Shaw, of Magna.

“We get a lot of businesses coming to the Eat Bump Groove events as their works’ Christmas night out year after year. And it is proving more and more popular as word gets out about what a unique night out it is.

“At this point last year we had sold about 3,500 tickets; now we have sold 4,130. So sales are already higher than last year.”

As well as food, drink and a disco, party-goers can play casino games and ride on dodgems.

Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steel works near junction 34 of the M1, can also host private Christmas parties, and has venue space that can be hired to cater for between 5 and 5,000 people.

The steelworks were built during World War One and shut in 1993. They remained derelict until being transformed into Magna in 2001.

As well as being a corporate venue, Magna is also an award-winning visitor attraction with more than 100 hands-on exhibits which explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire, and it hosts regular school trips.

Dodgems at Christmas Parties
Dodgems at Magna’s Christmas parties

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