Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Thousands of people enjoyed two sell-out nights of Day Of The Dead entertainment at Southport Pleasureland. 

Visitors from around the North West flocked to the theme park in Southport on Saturday and Sunday and enjoyed unlimited fairground rides suitable for all ages; live music; fire breathers; drummers; and a fireworks finale! 

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The busy seafront attraction was given a Mexican make-over especially for the weekend so it could celebrate Dia de los Muertos in true Mexican style.

The stage area was hosted and presented by Mark Pickup, owner of Southport TV

He said: “What an event! We enjoyed two days presenting a whole host of performers to a packed-out crowd. 

“Southport Pleasureland was on fire all weekend, literally, from fire breathers to fire dancers finishing with what can only be described as two of the best firework displays I’ve ever seen in the town. 

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

“Bravo Pleasureland, we’re looking forward to next year’s event already and so are my kids.” 

The traditional Day of the Dead celebration provided a colourful, exciting spectacle for the whole family with Mexican dancers and singers. grinders , fire breathers, the Batala Drummers and a live DJ. 

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The event was marketed extensively across the region,  attracting thousands of visitors in a boost to local hotels, restaurants, shops and other local businesses. 

Southport Pleasureland owner Norman Wallis said: “We advertised throughout the region, showing that Pleasureland continues to invest in marketing and bringing people to Southport during the winter months.

“We know many people book local hotels when coming for Day of the Dead so hopefully our advertising has benefited lots of other local businesses too.” 

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Thousands of people enjoyed Day Of The Dead at Southport Pleasureland. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The Day of the Dead fiesta has widened its family appeal since the launch of Disney’s film Coco, and the Southport event reflected much of the music and magic with live acts on a new central stage.

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