PREVIEW: Alice In Winterland At Lightwater Valley This Christmas

Posted on November 18th 2019 by Whats on Northeast

Discover a fantastical family-friendly festive trail at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland (Selected dates from Friday 22nd November – Monday 30th December).

Embark on a magical journey to meet the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and, of course, Alice herself on their amazing adventure.

Hundreds of giant illuminated 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 lantern and come face to face with the infamous Queen herself.

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. 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.

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 Griffin and a rabbit, with which Carroll would have been familiar, have been discovered on several of its choir stalls.

  • Alice in Winterland will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 22nd November – 15 December and then on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 20th December to 30th December. Doors open at 4pm with last entry at 7pm. Standard Tickets Adult £16/Child £12 and online prices, Adult £14, Child £10.

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