Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter show is postponed following the province cancelling live events through Jan. 8, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter show is postponed following the province cancelling live events through Jan. 8, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

COVID-19 rules tighten reins on Spallumcheen theatre’s holiday sleigh show

Despite attempts to make it safe, new rules paused holiday show for first time in 32 years

New provincial restrictions have tightened the reins on a Spallumcheen theatre’s plans for a COVID-friendly sleigh-ride show.

Caravan Farm Theatre’s annual winter performance was readjusted amid the pandemic to ensure a safe experience for guests and staff, complete with mandatory masks and plexiglass barriers running down the middle of sleighs to adhere to physical distancing requirements.

But on the heels of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Dec. 7 announcement halting all live events until the new year, Caravan had to postpone.

“This means for the first time in 32 years, the Caravan will not have an audience come through our gates this December,” the theatre said in a statement.

Those who had already purchased tickets for the performance of The Gift — a Sleigh Ride Journey are able to rebook their December dates to January between Jan. 12-31, 2021.

Guests may also change their booking into a gift certificate to use for a future Caravan show. No worries, these don’t expiry. Or, guests can “hold the line” and donate the cost of the ticket which provides the purchaser with VIP access to next year’s winter show. The donor will also receive a tax receipt for the full amount and a copy of The Gift movie.

Alternatively, ticketholders can get a refund for their order.

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