Winter  leaves most gardens bare, but here at Alnwick leaf fall reveals the underlying structures that form the elegant bones of this wonderful site. We have a fantastic season of events to help you get in the Christmas spirit.

  • Father Christmas

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  • Grand Light Parade

    Join us for our annual Grand Light Parade

    18th November
  • Sparkle

    Our Sparkle Lighting will be on everyday from 3pm Saturday 18th November to 31st December

  • The Snow Lion

    From the Forests of Eternal Snow pads the giant white lion, a mythical emblem of the season celebrating the light of human kindness in the depths of winter’s darkest days. Accompanied by the White Queen and her servant, the lion offers protection to this powerful female.  Come forth and witness the mystery and majesty of the largest lion to walk the earth, be certain to step forward for a photo with these magical characters.

    02 - 03 December
  • Jingle Bells

    From across the tundra rides the North Pole Postal Service, starring Crumpet the elf and Blitsen the reindeer.

    Celebrate the wonder of Christmas by getting up close and personal with these festive characters. Find out if you are on the list of those who have been good. Dance to their magical music and be certain to step forward for a photo with these colourful, comic characters.

    09 - 10 December
  • Christmas Pengiuns

    Lock up your fish!

    Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. With a passion for fish these larger than life, inquisitive birds follow Crumpet wherever he goes. Interact with these beautiful creatures, give them a stroke and pose for a photo. Banter with Baby Egbertah and Urving Mackerel, the talkative fish supper : they are certain to put you in the festive spirit.

    16 - 17 December
  • Disco Party Night

    Gather for drinks at 7:30pm in the Atrium overlooking the stunning Grand Cascade, then enjoy the party atmosphere and dance the night away with our resident DJ

    8th & 15th December
  • Winter Wonderland

    Gather for a sparkling drinks reception at 7:30pm in the Atrium, overlooking the stunning Grand Cascade, which will be illuminated with Christmas lights. Then enjoy the live band and dance the night away with our resident DJ.

    9th & 16th December
  • Disco Mixology Party Night

    Gather at 7:30pm in the Atrium, overlooking the stunning Grand Cascade, which will be illuminated with Christmas lights.

    2nd December
  • New Year Family Fun

    Celebrate the New Year in style with some old fashioned family fun!

    With adventure golf, skating rink, winter fairy tale trail, street entertainment, music and many food and drink stalls to keep you and your little ones entertained!

    31st December
  • Enterprise Christmas Market Takeover

    The Alnwick Garden will be hosting our 3rd Annual Christmas Takeover in Partnership with Virgin Money and their “Make £5 Grow Project”.

    20th December
  • Christmas Lunches

    Enjoy a superb four course festive lunch with a glass of our delicious house wine in the atmospheric Pavilion Café overlooking the stunning Grand Cascade.

    Every Mon-Fri in December

  • Christmas Market

    All stall holders have been hand-picked by The Alnwick Garden and are sure to delight. Enjoy seasonal singing and live music played by talented performers from the region in the warmth of the beautiful marquee.

    Every Weekend from 18th November to 17 December
  • Skating Rink

    The most picturesque spot in the North East for skating, The Alnwick Garden will come alive this Christmas with a fun and laughter with our own skating rink. Skating tickets include entry to The Alnwick Garden and a half an hour skate on our rink at a selected time. Please note this is a synthetic skating rink.

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  • Winter Trail

    As Christmas arrives at The Alnwick Garden the magic, excitement and Christmas cheer fills the air. The elves have made a trail card to send you on a magical journey. Could you be the one to solve the clues?

    Everyday from 18th November to 31 December

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