Alton Towers to launch Xmas markets and Europe’s largest light show this month

Alton Towers is preparing to get into the Christmas spirit.

The theme park is transforming into a winder wonderland with spectacular lights, festive entertainment and seasonal treats.

For the first time ever, Towers Street is being given a makeover from November 27.

There will be more than 60 Christmas market stalls with the chance to munch down on festive food, mulled drinks or get crafting with the family.

Entry to the Christmas market is free (car parking charges apply) and guests will also have the chance to upgrade their visit buy purchasing a Festive Day Out ticket, which includes specially selected rides ideal for families, including CBeebies Land and Gangsta Granny: The Ride, meet joyful characters and take a stroll through the enchanting Alton Towers Gardens Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars.

Also launching this year is Europe’s biggest light and lantern festival, which has been dubbed Seasonal Wonderland.

Alton Towers Resort has partnered with Lightopia to host the event, which will take guests on a magical and immersive journey through the four seasons with spectacular lanterns, stunning light installations, a magnificent water show and colour transformations.

Along the magical 2.3km trial, there will be 120 different lighting installations and more than one million LED light bulbs.

Guests can also expect state-of-the-art laser shows and colourful illuminations.

Additional charges apply for this Christmassy treat.

Thinking of booking a trip? Festive overnight stays are also returning for 2021.

Santa’s Sleepovers can be booked by families.

The festive package includes an overnight stay in one of the themed hotels, a trip to Santa’s grotto, one day entry into the theme park, plus the brand new Christmassy attractions.

Chris Carter, Events and Entertainments Director at Alton Towers Resort, said: “Last year, Christmas was cancelled for so many people, which is why this year, Christmas will be bigger and better than ever!

“We’ve created the ultimate Christmas destination for families across the UK and beyond. We’ve got an exceptional array of experiences, entertainment and festive delights that are guaranteed to fill the air with festive cheer and provide the picture-perfect backdrop for families this Christmas.”

“Christmas is all about bringing people together, which will be more poignant than ever and something we want to capture at the Resort to ensure families have a truly mesmerising experience.”

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