Alton Towers Resort prepares to be the ho ho home for families this Christmas
- Friday November 18th 2022
- Alton Towers Resort
Alton Towers Resort is preparing to deck the halls and trim the trees as it transforms into the
ultimate Christmassy escape, with spectacular lights, festive entertainment, and seasonal treats.
On selected dates from 25th November, families will be able to enjoy an exciting festive day out with a
wonderfully traditional Christmas market and selected rides and attractions, offering the perfect
way to make magical memories with the family this Christmas.
The award-winning illuminated trail, Lightopia, is returning for 2022 with tree-mendous new
installations and interactive experiences letting guests control the magic. This year’s “Christmas
Wonder” themed attraction is packed full of giant lanterns, immersive projection light shows and a
series of breath-taking scenes including the Gate of Wonder, Candy Land, mystic animals, Land of
Diamonds and Fire Dragons, plus a brand-new grand water show finale. Be transported through a
spectrum of sights and sounds in a truly awe-inspiring seasonal wonderland, taking on a brand-new
route at the UK’s biggest theme park.
The iconic Towers Street will be transformed into the enchanting Towers Christmas Market. Discover
unique gifts, tasty treats and festive delights from the fantabulous market stalls as you enjoy
seasonal live entertainment from the bandstand stage. Soak up the atmosphere of Towers Street in
all its merry brilliance with fantastical sights and sounds throughout the day and into the evening.
Enjoy a whole host of festive drinks and dishes from the food stalls and outdoor bars, before relaxing
in a wooden igloo overlooking the iconic historic Towers, drenched in magnificent colour. A truly
magical and unforgettable Christmas experience for all the family – a real festive treat!
Entry to the Christmas market is free (car parking charges apply) and guests will also have the chance
to upgrade their visit by purchasing a Festive Day Out ticket, which includes specially selected rides
ideal for families, including 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
Overnight stays are also available with the return of the family fave Santa’s Sleepover. The festive
package includes an overnight stay in one of the fantastically themed hotels, a visit to Santa’s
Grotto, one day entry to the theme park, access to the award-winning illuminated trail, Lightopia,
and the enchanting Towers Christmas Market, plus so much more.
Chris Carter, Events and Entertainments Director at Alton Towers Resort, said: “We’ve created the
ultimate Christmas destination for families across the UK and beyond. We’ve got an exceptional
array of experiences, entertainment and festive delights that are guaranteed to fill the air with
festive cheer and provide the picture-perfect backdrop for families this Christmas.”
“Christmas is all about bringing people together and something we want to capture at the Resort to
ensure families have a truly magical experience.”
Christmas will take place at Alton Towers Resort on selected dates from Friday 25th November to
Monday 2nd January. For more information and to book tickets, visit: Family Christmas Days Out |
Alton Towers Resort
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Escape to Alton Towers Resort in 2022 and get ready to experience three new fantastical attractions
at CBeebies Land! Hey Duggee’s Big Adventure Badge, Andy’s Adventures Dinosaur Dig, as well as JoJo
& Gran Gran At Home will join the attractions in CBeebies Land; the perfect place for children to learn,
play and inspire their imaginations, as well as meet some of their favourite CBeebies friends! Bingsters
will also be able to enjoy the ultimate sleepover in brand-new Bing-themed bedrooms at the UK’s only
CBeebies Land Hotel.
Throughout 2022, as well as launching amazing new attractions, the Resort will be hosting a season of
thrilliant events for the nation to enjoy including celebrating 15 years of Scarefest, as well as the return
of Mardi Gras, Oktoberfest and Fireworks Spectacular, plus an exciting brand-new event, Festival of
Alton Towers Resort provides the ultimate staycation option with five uniquely themed hotels and
accommodation options for a truly unforgettable escape for friends, families and thrillseekers alike.
Alton Towers Resort will continue to have some additional hygiene and safety measures in place,
designed to ensure a happy, safe and healthy experience for all guests and employees. The latest
information on this can be found here.
For more information about Alton Towers Resort or to book your fantastical escape, please visit