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 25 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 Whizzer.

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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