Santa Claus is back at Alton Towers Resort during the Christmas season of 2021, bringing with him the biggest sackful of festive fun yet. Guests can visit just for the day or book themselves a stay at the resort’s hotels and then enjoy a selection of rides and attractions in the theme park, including Europe’s longest light & lantern trail – Lightopia.

Day Visits

There’s plenty to be enjoyed by guests visiting the theme park just for the day, including a Christmas Market, a selection of attractions, live entertainment, and of course Lightopia! Different ticket options are available depending on what you would like to experience.

Dates

Christmas Market: 27th-28th November 2021, 1st-5th, 8th-12th, 15th-23rd December 2021

Rides & attractions: 27th-28th November 2021, 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, 17th-23rd, 27th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022

Lightopia: 27th-28th November 2021, 1st-5th, 8th-12th, 15th-23rd, 27th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022

Opening Times

Christmas Market: 11am – 8pm

Rides & attractions: 11am – 8pm

Lightopia: 4pm – 8pm (pre-book timeslot)

Prices

Car Parking: £6 per vehicle

Christmas Market: Free (access included in all tickets)

Festive Day Out (rides & attractions): £16

Lightopia: £20

Festive Day Out & Lightopia: £31

Ride Line-Up

CBeebies Land

  • Bugbie Go Round
  • Postman Pat Parcel Post
  • Justin’s House Pie-O-Matic Factory
  • In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride
  • Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop
  • Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
  • Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride
  • Something Special Sensory Garden
  • Big Fun Show Time

Mutiny Bay

  • Marauder’s Mayhem
  • Heave Ho!
  • Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE

Adventure Land

  • Spinball Whizzer

The Towers

  • Hex – The Legend of the Towers
  • Cuckoo Cars Driving School

The World of David Walliams

  • Gangsta Granny: The Ride
  • Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp
  • The Royal Carousel
  • Flavio’s Fabulous Fandango

Food & Drink

  • Corner Coffee (Towers Street)
  • Towers St. Bar & Grill
  • Towers St. Donuts and Hots Dogs
  • Eastern Express (Mutiny Bay)
  • Little Explorers Lunchbox (CBeebies Land)
  • Woodcutters Bar & Grill (Fountain Square)
  • The Burger Kitchen (Fountain Square)

Entertainment

An outdoor stage located in Fountain Square, is host to a selection of seasonal entertainment, including panto sing-alongs and rock ‘n’ roll Christmas tunes. PLease note that only those with Festive Day Out tickets (or staying for a Santa’s Sleepover / Festive Break) will be able to access the area of the theme park where the stage is located.

  • A Rock’N’Roll Christmas: 12pm, 14:40pm, 5:20pm
  • Panto Wonderland Sing-along: 12:40pm, 3:20pm, 6pm
  • A Classic Christmas Party: 1:20pm, 4pm, 6:40pm
  • A Christmas Cracker Spectacular: 2pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm
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Lightopia Seasonal Wonderland

4pm – 8pm

“Embark on an immersive journey through the 4 seasons where a mix of spectacular lanterns, immersive light installations, and interactive 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!”

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Towers Christmas Market

11am – 8pm

“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.”

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Garden Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars

4pm – 8pm

“With luscious stretching lawns, vibrant beds and conservatory areas Alton Towers Gardens are well worth a visit in the daylight but wait till nightfall to be dazzled away by shimmering, shiny lights, that will fill you with wonder and Christmassy feelings! Have a magically merry Christmas!”

Short Breaks

Guests can extend their festive visit to the Resort by booking a stay at the on-site accommodation, either with a Santa’s Sleepover in the run-up to Christmas or a Festive Break if looking to continue the festive cheer after Christmas Day.

Key Information

Dates: 27th-28th November 2021, 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, 17th-23rd December 2021

Prices

Head over to the Alton Towers Resort website for more information

What’s Included?

Arrival Day

  • An overnight stay in the Resort accommodation
  • One day Theme Park entry, with access to a selection of family rides and attractions, Towers Christmas Market and Gardens Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars
  • A visit to Santa’s Grotto (with a gift for each child)
  • A host of Theme Park seasonal entertainment
  • A festive evening meal
  • Light evening entertainment

Check-out Day

  • A buffet breakfast
  • One day Waterpark entry
  • 9 holes of Extraordinary Golf

Key Information

Dates: 27th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022

Prices

Head over to the Alton Towers Resort website for more information

What’s Included?

Arrival Day

  • An overnight stay in the Resort accommodation
  • One day Theme Park entry, with access to a selection of family rides and attractions and Gardens Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars
  • A host of Theme Park seasonal entertainment
  • Light evening entertainment

Check-out Day

  • A buffet breakfast
  • One day Waterpark entry
  • 9 holes of Extraordinary Golf