Christmas Day celebrations take a sinister turn when a Winter Wonderland attraction becomes the scene of a dramatic armed siege. But will everyone escape with their lives?
When a festive fairground pops up in Weatherfield there is much excitement on the cobbles, but the bleak half hearted attraction fails to deliver until Michael Bailey steps in vowing to give his family and the other neighbours a snowy, fun filled experience complete with stalls and rides.
However festive frivolity is the last thing on Derek Milligan's mind, who believes that Gary Windass has destroyed his life and wants to make him pay.
Finding an antique rifle in Gary's furniture shop, the scene is set for a seasonal showdown that puts the lives of some of our favourite residents in peril as Derek head's for the Rovers to hunt down Gary Windass.
After terrifying the locals, Derek chases Gary out of the pub an onto the cobbles as the pair end up battling it out on the top of the Helter Skelter at the funfair. As fists and bullets start flying, there are fatal consequences.
Meanwhile, Shona is determined to make new hubby David’s birthday extra special and arranges a treasure hunt with herself as the prize, but with clues leading David and the rest of the Platts to Winter Wonderland they soon find themselves at the centre of Derek’s drama.
Elsewhere, with the factory rebuild finally finished the workforce are in celebratory mood but when Sarah and Nick discover the identity of their new landlord they are less than impressed. And Rita finds herself home alone and with everyone believing she has gone away for the festive season a freak accident leaves her vulnerable and in danger.
As the year draws to a close, Michelle packs up her troubles and books a one way ticket out of Weatherfield, but not before discovering she has unwittingly sold the Bistro to her arch enemy Ray Crosby.
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