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Christmas is Coming to Lightwater Valley

November 21, 2020 10:00 am to December 23, 2020 5:00 pm

Families can discover a whole host of festive fun as Christmas comes to Lightwater Valley on selected dates from Saturday, 21st November – Wednesday, 23rd December 2020.

Be enchanted by the fantastical family-friendly Alice in Winterland giant lanterns display as the sun sets over the park.

Embark on a magical journey to meet the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and, of course, Alice herself as she embarks on her amazing adventure.

Dazzling giant illuminated sculptures will illustrate favourite stories from Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Discover a giant chess board, watch the Mad Hatter prepare for his crazy tea party, marvel at the four-metre tall Alice lantern and come face to face with the infamous Queen of Hearts herself.

Visitors of all ages can follow the luminous trail and immerse themselves in a glowing garden with massive mushrooms, illuminated tulips and even a flamingo or two as the evening becomes curiouser and curiouser…

Families can also enjoy some traditional fairground fun including a spin on the carousel and take to the night sky on the Skyrider.

New for 2020, families can enjoy glowing entertainment from a special Christmas themed UV Puppet show in the Show Barn and go on the hunt for the cheeky missing elves as they cause mischief around the park.

Little ones can also see Santa on stage and get a chocolate treat before visiting his magical workshop of wonders. Hop aboard the Santa Express and see Lightwater Valley by train.

Food and drink will be on offer so that visitors can indulge in a seasonal glass of something tasty as well as scrumptious treats including waffles and pancakes and bockwurst sausages from the selection of stalls.

New for 2020, watch Santa’s little helpers on stage in the Christmas Magic Puppet Show, followed by a special appearance of the main man himself and a small chocolatey surprise for the little ones….so be good for goodness sake. Then go on the hunt for the cheeky missing elves as they cause mischief around the park.

• Christmas at Lightwater Valley will be open on the following dates; Fri 4, Sat 5, Sun 6 Dec, Fri 11, Sat 12, Sun 13 Dec, Fri 18, Sat 19, Sun 20, Mon 21, Tues 22, Weds 23 Dec.
• The event starts at 11am and ends at 7pm, except for Fridays when the event runs from 4pm – 8pm.
• The lantern trail will be aglow from 3:30pm as the sun begins to set.
• Tickets are £12.50 per person. Under 2 years are free. Tickets must be prebooked online as there are limited tickets available per night.
• Ride operation is weather dependant.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, On Site Parking


Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,





01765 635321

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North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire

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