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What’s on in Alnwick this month – The Christmas Edit

Explore an award-winning winter light trail, revel in the festive world’s largest playground’s magic, and sing along to Christmas carols in this charming market town.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 06.12.2023

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Alnwick Garden Christmas Light trail

THE ALNWICK GARDEN WINTER LIGHT TRAIL

Until 7th January 2024

The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland 

The award-winning winter light trail at The Alnwick Garden is a firm family favourite for good reason. Expect a dazzling trail of illuminations around the gardens to explore, including life-sized nutcrackers, gingerbread men and baubles to climb inside.

A highlight is the romantic swings looking out over the fairy lights and deer by the lake – all set to a score of Christmas music guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You don’t need to take little ones to step into the festive spirit here.

Tickets: from £14.85

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Image credit: Alnwick Garden
Lilidorei

CHRISTMAS AT LILIDOREI

Until 7th January 2024

The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland 

Lilidorei, the enchanting village where Christmas planning is a year-round affair, has opened its iconic gates, welcoming Father Christmas and his crew. Visit the world’s largest playground and see the festive transformation into a winter wonderland, promising the most magical Christmas yet.

Explore the clans, crack Elf Puzzler’s riddles, and feed Santa’s reindeer including 3 younglings. Spot the big man himself, enjoy seasonal treats, and dive into the enchanting Lilidorei gift shop. Experience unseen Christmas magic, hear Lilidorians sing carols, and experience this feel-good season at Elfwin Drin.

Tickets: from £16.50

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Image credit: Phil Wilkinson, Lilidorei – Alnwick Garden
Robinson's Alnwick

ALNWICK’S CHRISTMAS

Until 24th December 2023

Robinson’s Alnwick, Northumberland

Get the little ones buzzing for the big day by Father Christmas himself. He’s set up a festive grotto at Robinson’s department store on Bondgate Within. Kids can enjoy animated reindeer, cheeky elves, and festive treats.

Snap precious photos and create lasting memories with the whole family. After, why not treat yourself to a luxury gingerbread hot chocolate at Robinson’s Christmas Café which will be serving seasonal hot and cold drinks and snacks?

Tickets: from £23.95

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Image credit: Robinson’s Alnwick
ALNWICK’S CHRISTMAS FAYRE

ALNWICK’S CHRISTMAS FAYRE

9th December 2023 from 10 – 4pm

Northumberland Hall, Alnwick  

Join the ultimate festive bash at the Alnwick’s Christmas Fayre. Dive into arts, crafts, gifts, food, drinks, and live music. Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas – it’s the perfect way to embrace the season.

‘Tis the season of goodwill after all, and this fayre is all in aid of supporting Northumberland Dog Rescue. And don’t leave your pooch at home as four-legged friends are welcome; there’s even a Christmas Doggy Photo booth for adorable festive pics.

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BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETERS Alnwick Playhouse

BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETERS

12th December 2023 from 7:30pm

Alnwick Playhouse, Northumberland 

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers are back at Alnwick Playhouse, kicking off the Yuletide celebrations with Holly at Christmas. It’s become as much a holiday tradition as mulled wine and mince pies. The show features Holly’s hits, classic tunes, and festive crackers – all in a lively, funny spectacle that’s the perfect family event.

No matter the season, let your heart beat a little faster with the performance that has fans worldwide exclaiming, ‘I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!’ Join the festive fun at Alnwick Playhouse for a jolly good time.

Tickets: from £24.00

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Image credit: Alnwick Playhouse
A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS AT THE PLAYHOUSE Alnwick Playhouse

A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS AT THE PLAYHOUSE

15th – 30th December 2023

Alnwick Playhouse, Northumberland 

Get ready for a festive musical extravaganza at A Musical Christmas at the Playhouse. This celebration features a talented cast of West End performers bringing you the best tunes from beloved musicals like Top Hat, The Sound of Music and Wicked. Directed by Tom Brewis-Scott, the show includes all your favourite Christmas classics that’ll have you singing along.

With performances for the whole family, enjoy the magic as London’s West End comes to Alnwick. Starring Anna McGarahan, David Brewis-Scott, Jack Greaves, and Ella Williams – it’s a feel-good festive treat you won’t want to miss.

Tickets: from £22.00

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Image credit: Alnwick Playhouse

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