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Escape to Alton Towers Resort for unforgettable festive fun with friends and family as it transforms into the ultimate Christmas experience!
  • 25th November - 2nd January

Selected dates

Enjoy a whole host of fantastical family rides and attractions, show-stopping live entertainment and enchanting Christmas Market. You can even extend the festivities with a truly magical Santa Sleepover! Plus, marvel at the award-winning illuminated trail, Lightopia, returning for 2022 - a seasonal spectacle not to be missed!

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Wonderful Christmassy Escape

This Christmas season enjoy unforgettable festive fun with a day out at Alton Towers Resort! Experience fun-packed live entertainment and a whole host of family rides and attractions across three fantastical themed Lands including the UK’s only CBeebies Land, The World of David Walliams with Gangsta Granny: The Ride, as well as Mutiny Bay, the home of budding buccaneers, plus HEX and Spinball Whizzer!

Marvel at the award-winning Lightopia Festival, returning for Christmas 2022, where you’ll walk through a Christmas Wonder trail of lights and lanterns, see mystical dragons and be surrounded by tunnels of lights. This year’s ‘Christmas Wonder’ themed attraction is a truly awe-inspiring seasonal wonderland. Then complete your festive day out with fun-packed live entertainment and a visit to the enchanting Christmas market. A truly fantastic festive day out for the family!

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Santa's Sleepover

A Santa’s Sleepover is the most magical, wonderful Christmassy Escape. Jump onto specially selected rides ideal for families, dive into the Whacky Waterpark, tuck into a lusciously festive evening meal and meet Santa!  Plus get ready to visit our mega-magical Towers Street Christmas Market and discover 40 fantabulous and wonderous market stalls! But the festive delights don’t end there: returning for 2022 experience Alton Tower Resort’s & Lightopia Christmas Wonder all included within your fantastical sleepover!

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Spectacular light trail

  • Journey through Lightopia: Christmas Wonder Light Trail
  • Enjoy the Towers Street Christmas Market

Rides, light trail & market

  • Journey through Lightopia: Christmas Wonder Light Trail
  • Enjoy the Towers Street Christmas Market

Magical Christmas stay

  • Stay with breakfast & evening meal
  • A unique visit to Santa's Grotto
  • 1 Day Entry to family rides & attractions, Lightopia plus Christmas Market
  • 1 Day Waterpark

Calling all Annual Passholders!

Tickets for Christmas at Alton Towers Resort are now live for you book - don't forget to pre-book your free passholder reservation for entry into the Alton Towers Theme Park during our festive event. Passholders gain free entry to rides and the market - Lightopia can be booked for £15 per person.

Please note: the full Alton Towers Theme Park is closed during this time, and there will only be access to a selection of rides and attractions. Open rides are subject to availability and will be weather permitting. Resort benefits, extras and activities are subject to change and availability.