Over December, Downey Birch worked with Ikea Belfast to provide a truly magical Christmas experience for families. Ikea customers were able to visit Santa and his Elf in his log cabin, receive a soft toy and their photo with Mr Claus, make their own reindeer food, decorate their own pine cone Christmas tree then hear a story from Mrs Claus all completely free of charge. Our team of seasonal helpers enjoyed four busy weekends in the store in the build up to Christmas.
We received a very special review from one customer:
‘he was so child friendly and warm… and had a genuine white beard.. My son is reaching the age of doubting but he was astonished when, after asking what school he went to, Santa then named the principal of his school – obviously the real Santa! He was delighted to see Santa’s sleigh and reindeers outside too. My son told me that he’d been to visit the real Santa! My son had a great afternoon.’