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Holkham Hall winter wonderland

Snow covers the trees at Holkham Hall ready for christmas. Lady Coke in the almost finished Statue Gallery.

Snow covers the trees at Holkham Hall ready for christmas. Lady Coke in the almost finished Statue Gallery.

Holkham Hall has been turned into a winter wonderland for Christmas, complete with the kind of artiificial snow used in Hollywood films.

Around 40 Christmas trees have been placed in the historic hall’s Statue Gallery and blasted with fake snow.

Snow Business, a Gloucestershire firm that produces snow effects for big screen films, was brought in to do the job.

Viscountess Coke, of Holkham, said: “When you are doing so many trees and producing really seasonal settings you do need a quality product which will look good and last well.

“Due to the historic fabric of the hall we also needed assurance that the product used would be easily removed at the end of the Christmas events with no damage to the building.”

Joe Williams, from the firm, said staff spent two days on the site last week to create the effect, which is meant to look as though snow had fallen in the forest.

The company, which now works in more than 20 countries worldwide, also produces snow effects for events such as music festivals and weddings as well as shopping centre displays.

Holkham Hall is open for Christmas celebrations tomorrow and Sunday and next weekend (December 14 and 15), between 10am and 5pm each day.

Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for children aged two to 16. A family ticket for two adults and two children, including a visit to Father Christmas and small gift, is priced £45.

More details of the Christmas events can be found online at www.holkham.co.uk/html/ChristmasCelebrations2013.html

 
 
 

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