Festive fun we know yule love. The UK’s best Christmas events!

Christmas only comes around once a year which, if you ask us, is the perfect excuse to make magical memories all throughout December. So, whether you fancy getting merry with your mates in London or want to take the little ones ice skating in beautiful Brighton, we’ve got all your Crimbo-inspo down to a T!

London

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    Get merry in Winter Wonderland

    When: Friday 17th November – Monday 1st January 2018
    Where: Hyde Park

    For a good old festive knees up, look no further than Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Whether you want to sip cocktails and sing karaoke, chill out with a hot chocolate by the fire, or dance to the upbeat tunes of an oompah band, Winter Wonderland has it all. There’s even an Ice Bar where everything, including the glass you drink from, is completely frozen. So, be sure you wrap up warm!

    Image credit:  Photo © Garry Knight cc-by-sa/2.0

Birmingham

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    Follow a sparkling Christmas trail

    When: Friday 29th November – Monday 1st January 2018
    Where: Botanical Gardens

    It’s the city’s newest festive attraction and at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, you can follow a magical illuminated trail this Christmas. In a gorgeous after-dark experience, the gardens will be full of glowing glasshouses, twinkling trees and will play host to a flickering Fire Garden too. This is the perfect event for families and the kiddies will have the chance to say hello to Santa and his elves along the way too.

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Liverpool

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    Shout ‘Kevin!’ in a Home Alone themed bar

    When: TBC
    Where: Cains Brewery Village, Baltic Triangle

    If watching festive films on repeat is your Christmas all wrapped up, then you’re going to love the latest addition to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. A Home Alone themed bar! Bought to you by the creators of Ghetto Golf, the spectacular space will feature everything from festive living rooms and a Christmas cocktail menu, to smooth Sinatra remixes and awesome live bands. Dates are yet to be confirmed – so keep an eye out!

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Brighton

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    Ice skate at a palace

    When: Saturday 4th November – Sunday 14th January
    Where: Royal Pavilion, Brighton

    Whether you’re a whizz on the rink or cling onto your mate for dear life, we’d thoroughly recommend you get your skates on in Brighton. Specifically, at the Royal Pavilion, where you can ice skate while enjoying a beautifully lit backdrop of an exotic palace. Or, if you’d rather just lap up your stunning surroundings (tbh we don’t blame you) and enjoy some warming food and drink, there’s a huge rinkside bar and restaurant.

    Image credit: Photo © Donna Tomlinson cc-by-sa/2.0

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    Fly into the sky with Santa

    When: Friday 1st December – Sunday 24th December
    Where: British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road

    Forget the sleigh and reindeer! This December, you and the little ones can take to the skies and meet the big man himself at Brighton’s i360’s Santa Flights. As you glide up the world’s tallest moving observation tower, you can enjoy Christmas magic at 450 feet and meet Santa and his elf, who will be on hand to give presents to the kids. Yay!

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Cornwall

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    Marvel at the magnificent Festival of Light and Sound

    When: Saturday 25th November – Saturday 30th December
    Where: Eden Project

    Want to experience the Eden Project like never before? Then watch its winter landscape transformed in the unique Festival of Light and Sound! As you make your way down to the Mediterranean Biome, you’ll see plants brought to life by a whole range of dancing light projections and dramatic soundscapes. Plus, you’ll even be able to catch a rare glimpse of the rainforest by night from the 50 metre high lookout at the the Rainforest Biome.

    Image credit: Photo © Jonathan Hutchins cc-by-sa/2.0

What are your plans this Christmas? Remember, we have services all throughout the festive season including on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day too. Plus, when you travel with us, you can keep the kids entertained all journey long thanks to our fun-filled Christmas activity pack. Trust us, it’ll give you all the Crimbo inspo you’ll ever need!