Alice in Winterland event

A Ripon theme park has this week announced the dates for its Christmas festival.

Monday, 14th September 2020, 2:21 pm

Lightwater Valley will open its festive season on Saturday November 21 and it will run until Wednesday December 23.

Visitors can expect a family-friendly Alice in Winterland giant lanterns display, and giant illuminated scluptures which will illustrate favourtie stories from Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Visitors of all ages can follow the luminous trail and immerse themselves in a glowing garden with massive mushrooms, illuminated tulips and even a flamingo or two as the evening becomes curiouser and curiouser.

Families can also enjoy some traditional fairground fun including a spin on the carousel and take to the night sky on the Skyrider.

New for 2020, families can enjoy glowing entertainment from a special Christmas themed UV Puppet show in the Show Barn and go on the hunt for the cheeky missing elves as they cause mischief around the park.

Little ones can also meet Santa Claus in his Yorkshire Grotto and get a chocolate treat. Then hop aboard the Santa Express and see Lightwater Valley by train.

Christmas at Lightwater Valley will be open on Saturdays and Sunday from November 21, then daily from Saturday December 19. The event starts at noon and ends at 6pm. The lantern trail will be aglow from 3.30pm.

Tickets are £12.50 per person. Under 2 years are free. Tickets must be prebooked online as there are limited tickets available per night.

Ride operation is weather dependant.