Festive cheer filled the air as the countdown began to a first Christmas on the Luton DART.
Talented and enthusiastic singers from St Matthew’s Primary School Choir provided the perfect soundtrack to a magical celebration at Luton DART Parkway Station on Friday, accompanied by Luton Music Service pianist Julia Fraser.
Then it was over to BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Justin Dealey to switch on the Christmas tree lights before a surprise visit from Santa, arriving specially for the occasion courtesy of Wizz Air.
Father Christmas spread his unique mix of cheer and laughter, handing out gifts and taking fun photos with DART travellers and their families, and then relaxing in traditional style with a mince pie and cup of tea.
Cllr Javeria Hussain, Chair of Luton Rising, the Luton Council company that owns the Luton DART and airport for community benefit, said: “Starting off December at the Luton DART today was wonderful. This being our very first Christmas celebration, it was amazing to see such a warm response. Having already welcomed over 1.8 million passengers since opening in the spring, we are excited to greet even more as they head off on their winter journeys this festive season.”
Zsuzsa Trubeck, Communications Manager for Wizz Air, said: “We were delighted to be able to celebrate the Christmas lights turning on at the Luton DART station last week with our wonderful partners Luton Rising. Luton is such an important place for our business and we were excited to be invited to help spread some Wizz festive cheer with Luton locals, St Matthew’s Primary School school and visitors alike.”
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Notes to editorsWith Santa, main photo shows pupils from St Matthew’s Primary School Choir onboard the Luton DART. Second image shows Luton DART General Manager Linsey Sweet, left, with BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Justin Dealey.
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