The Alnwick Garden
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.
Christmas Market at
The Alnwick Garden
Fill your Christmas stockings with eclectic delights from around the region.
Celebrate Christmas at The Alnwick Garden
As Autumn fades, frosts and snow start to possess the land, winter sees a more calming and striking effect. Winter lays most gardens bare, but here at The Alnwick Garden leaf fall reveals the underlying structures that form the elegant bones of this wonderful site. The steel pergola, masked in summer by rose, honeysuckle and clematis, still has them clinging in bare-leaf state as it meanders through the Rose Garden. The hornbeam tunnels that skirt the Grand Cascade retain their architectural definition, and even a few clinging leaves. Further structural depth greets visitors in the Ornamental Garden, where tall, pleached standards of Malus ‘Red Sentinel’ (ornamental crab apple) carry the eye skywards.
At dusk The Garden is transformed by the spectacular ‘Sparkle’ illumination, lighting the icy arbours and cascade. With a traditional Christmas Market, Carolling, mulled wine, skating rink and Father Christmas visits every weekend, Christmas is a truly magical experience at The Garden.
Our annual Grand Lantern Parade captures the true spirit of Christmas with Father Christmas and ‘Spark’, am illuminated band, leading the procession through the outskirts of The Garden and under Bondgate Tower straight into the heart of Alnwick town finishing the parade with a grand finale of light and music in the Market Square.
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.Find Out More
MAKE REINDEER FOOD
Help to guide the sleigh at night so Rudolph and his friends will take full flight. Making this reindeer food with the elves will help keep the reindeers fit and well.Find Out More
LETTER TO SANTA
Santa’s helpers have arrived at The Alnwick Garden to help write your letter to Santa.Find Out More
The Paradise Tree
‘Made me feel like a child again’
Friday 16th December to Friday 23rd December 2016 from 4.15 pm until 8.00 pm
When darkness falls, experience the beauty of our ‘Sparkle’ light installation. Illuminating the arbours and trees with all the hues of the rainbow bringing some much-needed colour to the dark winter.Find Out More
Grand Lantern Parade
Led by ‘Spark’, The Alnwick Garden Christmas Grand Lantern Parade is a magical live music, light and movement spectacular.Find Out More
(SOLD OUT) Meet Father Christmas and his cheeky elves at The Alnwick Garden hidden in his magical grotto. Every child will receive a gift.Find Out More
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.
Enjoy festive nibbles and live carolling as you filling your Christmas stockings with eclectic delights from around the region.Find Out More
19th, 20th, 26th & 27th November
3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd December
Winter Wonderland Christmas Party
Saturday 3rd, 10th (SOLD OUT) & 17th December
Gather for a sparkling drinks reception at 7.30pm in the Atrium overlooking the stunning Grand Cascade lit with Christmas lights. Get in the dancing mood with a live performance from Dave Cross LIVE! performing the biggest party hits from the 1960s to modern days and then dance the night away with our resident DJ.Find Out More
Ultimate All Inclusive Christmas Party
Friday 2nd December
Beautiful venue, drinks reception, 4 course dinner, live music, DJ and most of all… free drinks! What else could you need to get in the party spirit and enjoy Christmas in style?Find Out More
Disco Party Night
Friday 9th (sold out) & 16th December
Gather for drinks at 7.30pm in the Atruim, overlooking the stunning Grand Cascade lit with Christmas lights, then enjoy the party atmosphere and dance the night away with our resident DJ.Find Out More
Skating at The Alnwick Garden
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. To book please choose the event tickets section. Please note this is a synthetic skating rink.Find Out More
19 Nov – 22 Dec
Elderberries Christmas Lunch
6th, 7th & 13th December 12pm-2pm
Enjoy an amazing four course festive lunch overlooking the stunning Grand Cascade.Find Out More
Pavilion Christmas Lunches
Every weekday in December
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.Find Out More
New Year Family Fun
Saturday 31st December
Celebrate the New Year in style with some old fashioned family fun. With party games, street entertainment, music and much more to keep you and your little ones entertained. Party with our resident DJ in the Pavilion Room or enjoy a quieter atmosphere in the Pavilion Café. Finishing with a finale of extravaganza one not to miss!Find Out More