Covid cancelled Christmas for many Ayrshire folk last year.

But Ayr's Mecca Bingo plans to make up for lost time with some unseasonal festive frolics.

For the entertainment venue will be hosting Junemas next Friday – a unique Christmas event in June – to reclaim last year’s missed celebration.

Customers can enjoy the rare chance to be rocking around the Christmas tree in the summer heat and can expect festive decorations, yuletide tunes, mince pies, cocktails and a best Christmas jumper competition.

There will also be Christmas crackers with plenty of secret Santa surprises, special offers and an all-important bingo game in support of children’s charity Variety.

Junemas – held at Mecca Ayr on Friday, June 25 – will mark the start of a weekend full of bingo with the UK’s first-ever National Bingo Day being held on Sunday, June 27.

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It certainly will be eyes down for a full house with two guaranteed £50,000 national game jackpots up for grabs.

Mecca Bingo Ayr general manager Christopher Morrice said: “We are thrilled to host this special and exciting weekend of events, giving a chance to our customers to catch up on missed moments – Merry Christmas everyone!

“With the entire nation being in lockdown last Christmas, many did not get the chance to celebrate like they normally would, so we are determined to turn that into a nicer memory.

“And with National Bingo Day’s opportunity to win life-changing jackpots, we can’t help but imagine what our customer’s next Christmas could look like!”

For more information on National Bingo Day, visit https://nationalbingoday.co.uk/

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