Falkirk residents warned about Winter Wonderland scam

Chancers have been going online to try and convince people to purchase tickets for a festive event which apparently does not exist.

By James Trimble
Monday, 26th October 2020, 12:21 pm

Police have now launched an investigation into the Winter Wonderland event, which had been advertised as a drive through attraction taking place at Blairlogie near Stirling.

For £12.99 per car visitors could experience a reindeer lodge, a drive-in theatre show, an enchanted trail, an elf toy workshop and a meeting with Santa.

A statement on the event website, which has since shut down, claimed: “Mr and Mrs Claus felt it necessary to show everyone the magic of Christmas, while following the guidelines and everyone safe and sound, in the comfort of their own vehicles.

Police are now looking into the Winter Wonderland event after concerns were raised by people who had purchased tickets online

“We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our land of wonder.”

Police became involved after concerns were raised the event was using imagery from the legitimate Reindeer Lodge attraction in Wales.

Stirling Council has also reportedly passed the matter to its Trading Standards officers.