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Alton Towers Resort Announces Christmas Event Details

Alton Towers Resort has confirmed further details on this years Christmas event at the resort. This year, the Alton Towers Christmas event has been completely reimagined, with a Christmas market, the event being open for days guests, as well as the UK's biggest lantern and light festival, produced in partnership with Lightopia.

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New For 2021

This years Christmas event has seen an array of new additions, including the new Lightopia. Lightopia ‘Sense of Seasons’ is a magical, immersive journey through the 4 seasons that will transport you to a whim-tastical land where you can control time! A mix of spectacular lanterns, immersive light installations, and colour transformations will light up the seasonal pathway and lead you through this spectacular after dark wonderland where a whole year will go by in just a day!

In addition to Lightopia, the Alton Towers Christmas Market will be coming to this years Christmas event, located on Towers Street. Discover over 60 fantabulous and wonderous market stalls making Alton Towers Resort the best place to shop for all your Christmas shopping! Soak in the atmosphere of Towers Street in all its festive brilliance as you explore our new Christmas market stalls full of unique crafts and delightful surprises! There's live music too, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Please note, the Christmas Market is only available until the 23rd December.

Alton Towers Resort have also submitted plans for the Christmas Market that will be located on Towers Street, giving us an idea of the layout, as well as visuals of what the final product will look like.

Rides, Attractions & Entertainment Offerings

Specially selected rides for all the family will be available at Christmas! So get ready to experience Gangsta Granny: The Ride and help Granny and Ben pull off the greatest jewel heist in history! And don’t miss the other delightful new rides and attractions from The World of David Walliams including The Royal Carousel, Raj’s Shop and Raj’s Bottom Burp! And don’t forget to visit fantabulous family fave CBeebies Land, where families can now explore CBeebies themed rides and attractions and meet some of CBeebies’ most popular characters. The family rides & attractions are available on 27th - 28th Nov, 3rd - 5th, 10th - 12th, 17th - 23rd Dec, 27th Dec - 2nd Jan when you purchase a Festive Day Out ticket.

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Tickets & Passes

Festive Day Out & Christmas Market


  • Entry into the Christmas Market

  • Family rides & attractions

  • Upgrade your ticket to add Lightopia - new for 2021

Lightopia & Christmas Market


  • Pre-book your entry into Lightopia

  • Plus when you visit before 23rd December - enjoy the Christmas Market and explore the unique items on offer

Christmas Market


  • Pre-book your entry into the market

  • Explore the unique items on offer and enjoy a bite to eat! There's live music too!

Image ©Merlin Entertainments

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