Christmas at Lilidorei

Experience Christmas come to life at Lilidorei

This Christmas at Lilidorei, the 9 clans will finally come together to create the most magical Christmas imaginable.

The Village of Lilidorei comes to life through light, sound and play and every visitor to Lilidorei will have the opportunity to see Father Christmas too.


What is there to do at Lilidorei this Christmas?

– Feed 7 of Father Christmas’ Reindeer live and in person, including 3 younglings!!!

– Help the Secret Keepers to unlock more of the mysteries of Lilidorei! Explore the clans to solve the riddles of the Elf Puzzler and you can earn a very special Christmas Secret to become a Secret Keeper yourself!

– Earn another special Secret by finding all of the Golden Reindeer hidden throughout the Village!

– Play with the Secret Keepers and their new and exciting toys and activities all inspired by the Christmas season and made real through the magic of light and music!

– Marvel at the beautiful decorations and lights! The magic of Lilidorei comes to life in a fantastic and enchanting way NEVER SEEN before!

– Hear the new sounds and songs of the invisible Lilidorians as they gather to sing their favourite Christmas Carols in the woods and Village all around you!

– Listen to the NEWLY DISCOVERED stories that the Story Keeper has to share, all about the magical Christmas season in Lilidorei and the invisible residents that live there!

– Enjoy seasonal treats at The Groggery and the Magic Muffin, including Christmas Cookies and Hot Chocolate.

– Peruse the new and festive selection of toys, decorations, and sweets in the beautiful (and delightfully cheeky) Lilidorei shop, “Snots and Lollies!”.

– And of course, run, jump, slide, and play on the Largest Play Structure in the world, Elfwin Drin! Alight like never before in celebration of the Christmas Season!

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Christmas FAQs

  • What date is the Christmas Experience?

    Dates:
    13th November – 7th January

    Times:
    Daytime – 10am – 4pm (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
    Evening 5pm – 9pm (every evening)

    Father Christmas Visits:
    13th November – 24th December

  • How much are Christmas visits?

    Daytime open play session:
    Christmas themed activities – £16.50 per person

    Night-time open play session:
    Christmas lights, Christmas themed activities – £18.70 per person**

    Father Christmas visit:
    Includes Christmas activity, private visit to Father Christmas and exclusive gift – £30 per person (this includes entry)

    * Adults accompanying children for the Father Christmas are not required to have a Father Christmas visit ticket but must have a valid day ticket.

    ** Max card discounts are not applicable for Christmas evening sessions

  • Priority Booking

    Lilidorei Founder Members and The Alnwick Garden Friends* will receive a link first and will have 48 hours to complete their purchase for Father Christmas.

    *The Alnwick Garden Friends will have to purchase an entry ticket to Lilidorei.

  • What is the Ultimate Package?

    With limited slots available, experience both the magic of The Alnwick Garden Winter Light Trail and Lilidorei at night this Christmas at a discounted price with our Ultimate Package!

    What is included?

    Explore the spectacular Light Trail at The Alnwick Garden for the 5th year running!

    • An immersive experience of light and sound, this year is bigger and better than ever with new installations set to a brand-new soundtrack.
    • See The Garden like never before and experience the perfect winter tradition this Christmas.

    After you’ve explored the Light Trail, step into an enchanting world of magic and play at Lilidorei!

    • Surrounded by magical lighting and sound, watch Lilidorei come alive after dark this Christmas.
    • Venture on the world’s largest play structure!
    • Discover how the 9 Clans have come together for the most magical time of year with stories from our Story Keepers
    • Join in with festive themed activities and watch in awe as Father Christmas parades around the village. *
    • See and feed Father Christmas very own reindeer! **

    *Father Christmas will parade in intervals throughout the session

    **Reindeer food can be purchased on the day of your visit

    The time slot given when you book is for entry to The Alnwick Garden Light Trail first, Lilidorei can be explored after your time at the light trail

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  • Lilidorei Festive Play Sessions and Lights

    Daytime session: 10am-4pm

    • Venture on the world’s largest play structure!
    • Discover how the 9 Clans have come together for the most magical time of year with stories from our Story Keepers
    • Join in with festive themed activities and watch in awe as Father Christmas parades around the village. *
    • See and feed Father Christmas’ very own reindeer! **

    *Father Christmas will parade in some intervals throughout the session until 24th December 2023. To have more chances of seeing him, visit our evening session.

    **Reindeer food can be purchased on the day of your visit

    Want to make this even more magical?

    Come along to our evening session, open every evening 5pm-9pm

    Watch as Lilidorei comes alive under magical lighting and sound! With all the fun-filled activities that our daytime session offers, experience all of that and more in our evening session. Where there will be more opportunities to see Father Christmas as he parades throughout the Village surrounded by our specially curated Christmas lighting that illuminates the village, it’s truly magical!

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