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Winter Wonderland scraps plan for live reindeer at Christmas event following complaints

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A Winter Wonderland has scrapped plans to have live reindeer at its festive event, but is facing a backlash from some families who say it's the 'wrong decision'.

The company issued a statement explaining that the animals will no longer be part of the event, which comes to EventCity next week after a number of complaints, including a petition on signed by almost 47,000 people.

It stressed that the plan was always to have the reindeer in a 'a quiet zone at the end of the grotto' - as they had done in previous events - but has 'taken on board the messages' of disapproval and decided not to include them at all. READ MORE: The ultimate guide to Christmas events for kids in Manchester "Numerous emails and letters have been received

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