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What's On This Christmas at our Attractions

  • Friday December 11th 2020
  • Merlin Annual Pass
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Winter's Tail at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Passholders – get ready for some magical festivities at our attractions over the Christmas period! From winter markets, mesmerising light trails and ice rinks to delicious treats and meet and greets with Santa, we have plenty of festive experiences for every Passholder to enjoy this year. This Christmas, making memories together is more important than ever before, so why not experience our attractions at their very best: transformed into magical winter wonderlands with snow dusted Christmas trees, glittering lights and decorations galore. Read on to find out what’s on, for exclusive Passholder discounts and to book your magical festive day out!

Light Trail at Warwick Castle

Christmas at the Castle

Warwick Castle | When: Until 17th January 2021

Explore festive winter markets and indulge in delicious treats as you experience the magic of Warwick Castle this Christmas. Go along and enjoy the very best of independent retailers, selling unique crafts and gifts – you may even find the perfect Christmas present for someone special!

Within the castle grounds you can also climb the Conqueror's Fortress, explore the Courtyard and River Island.

If you’re feeling extra festive, why not book your discounted Passholder ticket to the spectacular open-air ice rink and wander through the brand-new outdoor light trail?

How to book:

  • Entry to the castle grounds and winter market is free for Passholders. You also receive 20% off the ice rink and light trail.* Pre-booking is essential due to reduced capacities.
  • Please click here to pre-book your ticket.
*Please note: Please check your annual pass restrictions before booking. Discovery Passholders do not receive a discount on ticketed experiences.

Christmas at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

LEGOLAND® at Christmas

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort | When: Until 4th January 2021

Marvel as LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, snow dusted trees, and of course… a sprinkling of LEGO® magic this Christmas! Watch Father Christmas* as he makes his way through the park on his very own magical sleigh! And don’t forget to wave to those cheeky elves!

Enjoy LEGO® Friends Carol Singing, a fun DUPLO® Puppet pantomime and an amazing Holiday Harbour lights show featuring a very special guest – all never been seen at LEGOLAND® before. Passholders can also experience amazing rides and attractions for all the family!

How to book:

  • Get your discounted Passholder ticket for £10**. Pre-booking is essential due to reduced capacities.
  • Please click here to pre-book your ticket.
* Only available until 23rd December.
** Please note: Please check your annual pass restrictions before booking. Discovery Passholders do not receive a discount on ticketed experiences.

Christmas at Alton Towers Resort

Twinkling Stars Day Out at Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort | When: Selected dates in December & January

This Christmas, local Passholders can experience a magical starry Day Out at Alton Towers Resort on selected days throughout December and January. Enjoy a magical festive escape, with specially selected rides ideal for young families, including CBeebies Land! Plus get ready to take the most wondrous stroll of your life in the magical Garden Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars, and watch the Towers transform into a wonder of festive delights. Enjoy a host of seasonal entertainment including Carol Singers, meet cheery characters and indulge in delicious treats including chestnuts and toasted marshmallows!

Please note: A visit to Santa is not included with the Twinkling Stars Day Out ticket. Meet and greets with Santa for Passholders have now sold out.

How to book:

  • Get your discounted Passholder ticket for £10*. Pre-booking is essential due to reduced capacities.
  • Please click here to pre-book your ticket.
*Please note: Please check your annual pass restrictions before booking. Discovery Passholders do not receive a discount on ticketed experiences.

Winter's Tail at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington World of Adventures Resort | When: Until 4th January 2021

Celebrate Christmas with the magical Winter’s Tail event at Chessington World of Adventures Resort! Meet Father Christmas in his enchanting grotto, load up on festive treats at the Christmas Market stalls, team up with the cheeky Elves in the Magical Christmas Kitchen to receive your FREE pre-wrapped cookie, then head along to The Wild Christmas Panto featuring a special guest… the Gruffalo! Little explorers will also love Elmer’s Christmas Story Time on The Mini Stage this year. Passholders can enjoy a selection of rides and meet some amazing animals in the Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre.

How to book:

  • Get your discounted Passholder ticket from £15*. Entry post-Christmas (25th) for Passholders is FREE. Pre-booking is essential due to reduced capacities.
  • Please click here to pre-book your ticket.
*Please note: Please check your annual pass restrictions before booking. Discovery Passholders do not receive a discount on ticketed experiences.

Christmas at Shrek's Adventure! London

Christmas at Shrek's Adventure! London

Shrek's Adventure! London | When: Until 31st December 2020

Get ready for a Shrek-tacular time at Shrek’s Adventure! London this Christmas! Experience the ultimate fairy-tale Christmas, with magical decorations and a fun new (snow-ocially distanced) meet and greet with the big man himself*. Your little ones will love finding misplaced presents scattered around the attraction by Father Christmas. Be sure to find all the presents to receive a free candy cane from the cheeky elf!

Father Christmas meet and greets will take place on weekends and every day from 21st - 24th December. Shrek meet and greets will take place every day as usual throughout December.

How to book:

  • This experience is included in all Passholder* pre-books (including the Discovery Pass). Pre-booking is essential due to reduced capacities.
  • Please click here to pre-book your ticket.
*Please note: Please check your annual pass restrictions before booking.
The attraction is closed on 15th, 16th and 25th December. Father Christmas meet & greet is limited to 4 people from the same bubble/family at any one time. Larger groups will be split into smaller groups (eg 2 & 4 or 3 & 3). A gift or present is not included in the experience. Face coverings must be worn by adults and children over 11 years old whilst in the attraction.

Santa And An Elf In The Ocean Tunnel At SEA LIFE

The Naughty Elf Trail at SEA LIFE Weymouth

SEA LIFE Weymouth | When: Until 31st December 2020

This December a naughty elf has travelled all the way from the North Pole to SEA LIFE Weymouth, where he has hidden ten presents amongst his fishy friends. Passholders – can you help the team at SEA LIFE Weymouth to find all the presents around the aquarium?!

Collect your trail card on your arrival and keep your eyes peeled as you dive into an underwater world and explore the sea creatures. Simply write down the locations of the presents as you spot them to receive your FREE reward at the end of the trail. Plus, take home your trail card and enjoy some festive activities which you'll find on the reverse!

How to book:

  • This experience is included in all Passholder* pre-books (including the Discovery Pass). Pre-booking is essential due to reduced capacities.
  • Please click here to pre-book your ticket.
*Please note: Please check your annual pass restrictions before booking.

Winter's Tail at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Competitions & Giveaways

But that’s not all! This Christmas we have an exciting line up of competitions and giveaways for Passholders that we can’t wait to share with you. All our competitions and giveaways will be promoted across Facebook, so make sure you like our Facebook page to avoid missing out on endless fun!

So what are you waiting for? Book your next festive Merlin adventure this Christmas and let the magic begin!