SEEING smug people fall over on an ice rink is the highlight of ‘Winter Wonderlands’, it has been confirmed.
The spectacle is more popular than observation wheels and overpriced mulled wine, and almost makes the tedium of queuing to get in worthwhile.
Attendee Nikki Hollis said: “Winter Wonderlands are everything that’s wrong with Christmas. But I endure them on the off-chance I’ll see some tosser faceplant themselves after attempting a pirouette.
“And it’s not just me. My kids race through their trip to Santa’s grotto and only give Cirque Beserk a cursory glance as they drag me towards the ice rink.
“Seeing their little faces light up as they watch another victim stumble over and chip a tooth is like looking at something out of a Christmas card.”
Fellow visitor Donna Sheridan said: “The best ones are where it’s a couple on their first date, and instead of being something cute they can laugh about and bond over it’s just really awkward.
“I’m surprised the organisers don’t promote it more, but I’m glad they don’t because it would become mawkish and commercial like the rest of the holiday.”