Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
3:32 PM 9th December 2021

Batman Arrives In Gotham

Batman has begun his tour of the UK in an eye-catching mobile Batman inspired van, in an alternative to Santa’s grotto this Christmas.

Starting in Gotham, a small village in the East Midlands, that - despite the name - is a far-cry from DC’s Caped Crusader’s home town, the van has begun it’s travels.

Batman was greeted by children from Gotham Primary School who were given special gifts as the first lucky fans to meet Batman. Following this, the touring van will visit Nottingham and Birmingham on Thursday 9th December, and Manchester and Leeds on Friday 10th December.

Santa and Batman have a surprising amount of similarities with both living reclusive lifestyles, being spotted on rooftops and knowing who’s been naughty or nice. The touring Batman themed van will be instantly recognisable with the iconic Bat-Symbol emblazoned on the side. Inside you can take a peak at Batman’s festive display, with Christmas decorations to fit the Dark Knight himself, including black Christmas trees.

Look out for the Batman inspired van on 9th December at:
Gotham Village (9 - 9.30am)
Clumber Street, Nottingham (11.00am - 11.40am)
Outside the Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham (4 - 5.40pm)

And 10th December at:
Printworks Manchester (10 - 11.40am)
South Side Parade, Leeds (2.50 - 4.30pm)

Follow @DCUKComics instagram and DC United Kingdom Facebook for more information on the tour.

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DC Super Friends Bat-Tech BatBot and Batman Figure
Batman All-Terrain Batmobile
Batman, Bat-Tech Batcave, Giant Transforming Playset
LEGO DC Batman vs. The Joker: Batmobile Chase & Hot Rod
DC Batman Bat-Signal Figurine Desk Lamp
Batman Batmobile Bedspread
Batman Batarang Shaped Mug
Batman: Symbol Cappuccino Mug & Stencil
A Batman Christmas Jumper
A Wonder Woman Christmas Jumper
DC Batman Batmobile: Pursuit of The Joker
Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Crime Alley
Spin Master Batman 12-inch Bat-Tech Action Figure
Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam DVD
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies DVD
A Batman woolie hat
A pair of Batman DC Comics Slippers
A Rubie's Official DC Super Hero costume (Either a Batman Black Deluxe Child's Costume or The Flash Deluxe Child Costume or Wonder Woman Premium Child Costume)

Full range of DC toys and products are available to buy now from Smyths, The Entertainer, Amazon and Warner Bros. Shop

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