Alice in Winterland at Lightwater Valley this Christmas

Alice in Winterland

Discover a fantastical new seasonal adventure at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland (Selected dates from Friday 22nd November – Monday 30th December).

Families can delight in the festive lights as they embark on a journey of discovery to meet the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and, of course, Alice on their magical trip.

Hundreds of giant illuminated light sculptures will illustrate stories from Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Discover a giant chess board, watch the Mad Hatter prepare for his crazy tea party, marvel at the four-metre tall Alice light sculpture and come face to face with the infamous Queen herself.

Visitors 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…

Nearby Ripon is believed to have been a major influence on Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story. The author’s father was the canon of Ripon Cathedral and carved figures resembling the Gryphon & White Rabbit, with which Carroll would have been familiar, have been discovered on several of its choir stalls.

The full theme park won't be open however families can enjoy some traditional fairground fun including a spin on the carousel and take to the night sky on the Skyrider. For little ones the Indoor Play Area and Young Fun Rides will be open, to entertain guests of all ages.

Food and drink will be on offer and guests can indulge in a seasonal glass of something tasty whilst enjoying the light experience.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, 4th July, which is aptly Alice in Wonderland Day, and will be offered to online customers initially at a special early bird price.

  • Alice in Winterland will be open from 4pm - 8pm with last entry at 7pm
  • Fri 22 Nov, Sat 23 Nov, Sun 24 Nov
  • Fri 29 Nov, Sat 30 Nov, Sun 1Dec
  • Fri 6 Dec, Sat 7 Dec, Sun 8 Dec
  • Fri 13 Dec, Sat 14 Dec, Sun 15 Dec
  • Fri 20 Dec, Sat 21 Dec, Sun 22 Dec, Mon 23 Dec
  • Fri 27 Dec, Sat 28 Dec, Sun 29 Dec, Mon 30 Dec


pre-book tickets online* or simply pay on the day - Adult £14, Child (2 – 15 years) £10 , Under 2's free.  


*Please note any bookings using a discount code must be booked online. All online bookings carry a £2.50 charge per booking (not per person).


by Lightwater Valley Theme Park