2023 Guide To What’s On At Christmas At Merlin Attractions In The UK
If you’re looking for ideas for fun Christmas days out for the family this year, take a look at what’s going on at Christmas at the Merlin attractions in the UK.
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Before you check out what’s going on at the UK Merlin attractions at Christmas, consider whether you will be visiting more than one attraction over the next 12 months.
If you are thinking of making next year the year of visiting Merlin attractions, then you should take a look at the savings you could make with a Merlin Annual pass.
Or if you are based in London and looking at visiting more than one of the London Merlin attractions at Christmas, take a look at the Big City Saver to make savings.
Not quite Christmas yet? Take a look at what’s on this Halloween at the Merlin attractions.
Here’s what’s on at the Merlin attractions this December…
Christmas at the Merlin theme parks in the UK
Whether you are looking for a festive family break or just a festive day out, these Merlin theme parks have loads going on at Christmas.
Christmas at Warwick Castle
It is already one of the most impressive castles in England but during the festive period, Warwick Castle is decorated head to toe with Christmas decorations. It offers a fabulous festive day out for the family and is one of the best Merlin Christmas events.
Things to do at Warwick Castle at Christmas
Stories with Santa – enjoy a special Christmas story with Santa and Mrs Claus.
Ice Skating – set in the castle grounds, ice skating is such a lovely thing to do at Christmas.
Light Trail – Warwick Castle light trail is one of the best Christmas light trails in the country. The castle and grounds come alive at night with a dazzling light display.
Santa Sleepover – on selected dates through November and December. The Merlin festive break package includes an overnight stay in the castle, 2 day Warwick Castle entry tickets, evening entertaiment in the Knights Village. In the morning you will receive an Elf wake-up call and during the second day you will get to have a story with Santa. See here for Windsor Castle Santa Sleepover tickets and more info.
Warwick Castle Christmas 2023 dates
The festive season at Warwick Castle runs on selected dates from 25th November 2023 to 7th January 2024.
Annual passholders can book to visit the castle during this period free of charge but if you want to book any of the above activities, there is an additional charge.
Buy your Warwick Castle tickets on the Warwick Castle website here.
Christmas at Alton Towers
Things to do at Alton Towers at Christmas
Santa Sleepover – on selected dates through November and December. Your package includes 1-day entry to the Theme Park, a visit to the Santa’s Grotto, the Lightopia Seasonal Wonderland and the Towers Christmas Market.
In the evening you will enjoy a festive meal and an overnight stay in a themed hotel. The next day you will get entry to the Caribbean themed waterpark and 9-holf crazy golf course. See here for Alton Towers Santa Sleepover tickets and more info.
Towers Street Christmas Market – enjoy wandering around the Christmas market stalls (included in your park entry).
Seasonal Wonderland – Alton Towers Resort & Lightopia are working together to bring you a fabulous, immersive winter light experience that transforms Alton Towers into a winter wonderland.
Alton Towers Christmas 2023 dates
The festive season at Alton Towers runs on selected dates from 24th November 2023 to 7th January 2024.
Just visiting for the day? Buy your tickets on the Alton Towers website here.
Christmas at Legoland Windsor
Things to do at Legoland Windsor at Christmas
Santa Sleepover – your festive stay at Legoland Windsor includes 1-day entry to the Theme Park and an overnight stay in a themed hotel.
In addition, you will receive a free LEGO gift in your room, a free Christmas gift and letter, Storytime with Santa and access to the pool area. See here for Legoland Windsor Santa Sleepover tickets and more info.
Legoland Windsor Christmas 2023 dates
The festive season at Legoland Windsor runs on selected dates from 25th November 2023. We have a guide to visiting Legoland Windsor with younger children which you may find helpful.
Christmas at Chessington World of Adventures
Things to do at Chessington World of Adventures at Christmas
Santa Sleepovers – the Santa Sleepover at Chessington World of Adventures includes 1-night stay with breakfast in a themed hotel, 1-day entry to the Winters Tail event, Zoo and SeaLife Centre.
You will also get to meet Father Christmas and have access to the Savannah Splash Pool. See here for Chessington World of Adventures Santa Sleepover tickets and more info.
Chessington World of Adventures Christmas 2023 dates
The festive season at Chessington World of Adventures runs on selected dates from 25th November to 31st December 2023. See here for more event info and tickets. Tickets start from £30.00 per person.
For help with making the most of your visit, make sure you read our review of Chessington.
Christmas at Merlin attractions in the UK (London)
The details for the Christmas events at the Merlin attractions in London have not been released yet. We will update when we have more information.
Before we detail what’s going on at Christmas at the Merlin attractions in London, if you are based in London and looking for things to do this Christmas, we have a Christmas section on our blog covering lots of Christmassy things to do.
These are our most popular posts:
Shrek’s Adventure at Christmas
From 2nd to 24th December you get to meet Shrek Santa!
London Eye at Christmas
SeaLife Centre at Christmas
Madame Tussauds at Christmas
See our review of Madame Tussauds in London.
The London Dungeon at Christmas
Read our review of the London Dungeons with kids.
Christmas with Merlin attractions in the UK (outside of London)
Christmas 2023 Merlin attraction information TBC.
SeaLife Centre Birmingham
SeaLife Centre Manchester
Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
So this is what is on at Christmas at Merlin attractions in the UK. Keep checking back here as we will update this post when the Christmas events at the Merlin attractions are updated.