Xmas Alpine Village announces weekend closure before it’s opened

Swansea’s festive Alpine Village has announced that it will be closed for the whole of this weekend.

The sudden closure was announced on the same day that the Christmas attraction was supposed to open.

Swansea council apologised and urged members of the public not to make the journey to Museum Park on Saturday or Sunday.

In a statement posted on social media the council said: “Sayers Alpine Village on Museum Park won’t be opening this weekend.

“We’ll keep you updated on social media but please don’t travel there today or tomorrow.

“Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment.”

Neither the council nor Sayers Events were able to provide any additional information about what had prompted the mystery closure when approached by WalesOnline.

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The Alpine Village is a new attraction introduced in the city as an alternative to the usual Waterfront Winterland.

The council’s delivery partner for Waterfront Winterland, Sayers Events, is due to be laying on a number of attractions and festive food offerings.

A wooden alpine bar area and a 120m-long one-way ice walk are among some of the new additions this year and there will also be an open fire pit where visitors can toast marshmallows.

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There will be fairground rides with games stalls, a children’s reindeer sleigh ride and the 60ft Giant Wheel is back.

The festive attraction was supposed to open to the public on Saturday but the council confirmed at around 2pm that it wouldn’t be going ahead over the weekend.

WalesOnline – Swansea