SKEGNESS Mayor Cllr. Mark Dannatt, was among one of the first to witness the night sky light up with copious amounts of festive sparkle from Altitude44, one of the highest tourist attractions along the East Coast.
After a quite depressing and challenging year, Altitude44 is brought some Christmas Cheer to the Skegness sea front last night. Now shining brightly is a 10-metre-high, 3D light tree prominently hanging from the very top of the 21-metre structure. It really is an amazing sight to behold. Is this tallest Christmas Tree in East Lindsey?!! Alongside the tree there are also giant snowflakes and droplets circling the structure, just to add that little extra crisp, Yuletide illumination.
As the East Lindsey area is currently in Tier 3, an official light switch on was broadcast through Altitude44’s Facebook channel on Thursday 10th December at 6pm, featuring Magna Vitae’s Executive Director, Aeneas Richardson & General Manager, Shaun Mullaney alongside Skegness Mayor and ELDC Cllr Mark Dannatt. Shaun Mullaney waxed lyrical about the Skegness Complex consisting of Altitude44, the Café Magna coffee shop & pizzeria, the Embassy Theatre and the Skegness Pool & Fitness Suite before conducting a 5 second countdown to the big light switch on.
Mayor Cllr Mark Dannatt, said: “It’s was a pleasure to be asked to attend and after such a hard year it was good to see people trying to lift their spirits as we exit 2020. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope that 2021 brings us some joy and light at the end of this tunnel which has been a very long journey indeed.”
Executive Director, Aeneas Richardson added: “Following the torrid events created by the COVID pandemic in 2020, Magna Vitae is delighted to spread a little touch of joy and happiness, providing some fun and sparkle at the end of a very dark and difficult year. Altitude44 lends itself perfectly to brightening up the Skegness foreshore, partnering with our friends at Popcorn Media, this has been a fantastic little project and has possibly resulted in the tallest Christmas Tree to be found across East Lindsey?”
Operated and managed by the Magna Vitae, Trust for Leisure and Culture, in partnership with East Lindsey District Council, this visitor attraction was built by German specialist company KristallTurm, back in 2019. Altitude44 comprises of four giant-sized platforms, within which sit 44 fun obstacles of all different shapes and sizes, which have a distinctly seaside theme. Providing fun for all the family!
Vouchers to scale Altitude44 are currently available online and can be purchased by going to altitude44.co.uk. Altitdue44 would like to wish everyone a jolly, but careful, Christmas as we all look forward to a much more prosperous and healthy 2021.