Lightwater Valley at Christmas – Alice in Winterland

Lightwater Valley at Christmas 2019 – Discover a fantastical new seasonal adventure at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland (Selected dates from Friday 22nd November – Monday 30th December).

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Families can delight in the festive lights as they embark on a journey of discovery to meet the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and, of course, Alice on their magical trip.

Hundreds of giant illuminated lanterns will illustrate 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 herself. 

Visitors 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…

Lightwater Valley Christmas

Nearby Ripon is believed to have been a major influence on Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story. The author’s father was the canon of Ripon Cathedral and carved figures resembling the Mad Hatter and Alice, with which Carroll would have been familiar, have been discovered on several of its choir stalls.

Families can also enjoy some traditional fairground fun including a spin on the carousel and take to the night sky on the Skyrider. For little ones the Indoor Play Area and Young Fun Rides will be open, to entertain guests of all ages.

Christmas at Lightwater Valley

Food and drink will be on offer and guests can indulge in a seasonal glass of something tasty whilst enjoying the light experience.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, 4th July, which is aptly Alice in Wonderland Day, and will be offered to online customers initially at a special early bird price.

  • Alice in Winterland will be open from 4pm with last entry at 7pm
    • Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 22nd November – 15 December
    • Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 20th December to 30th December.
  • Early bird online booking offer running from 4th July – Adult £12, Child £8 (2 – 15 years), Under 2s free. Standard Tickets will be Adult £16 / Child £12.00

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