Christmas 2023 at Sundown is better than ever, with our family favourite Christmas Spectacular opening on 18th November and running all the way through until Christmas Eve, the 24th December.
So let’s explore this year’s Christmas Spectacular…
After Halloween finishes and Christmas draws near, the entire Sundown team work day and night, with the magical work of Santa and all his helpers, to convert the park into a Spectacular Winter Wonderland with Christmas theming throughout and the annual opening of the wonderful ‘Night before Christmas’ ride. We know it must be magic as all the brilliant presents for the children who have been well behaved all year arrive like magic too.
Your visit to Santa is like no other. When it’s your time to meet the big man, you arrive at the massive (and warm) purpose-built Four Seasons Arena. There’s entertainment to keep the kids happy and a cafe to grab a drink and a few tasty snacks. You then climb aboard one of Santa’s sleighs and take a magical journey through the enchanted forest to arrive in style at Santa’s Magical Grotto.
You’ll be greeted by the elves and the ever-smiley Mrs Claus and when it’s your time, you’ll be invited to meet the big man himself. Where you’ll receive a lovely, individually wrapped present and the chance to share your wishes with him.
During Christmas Spectacular Weekends, which start on 18th November, Sundown Adventureland’s family of elves will be decking the halls of the Christmassy Four Seasons Arena, which will give children the chance to meet the friendly elves too. Children can also watch and join in with live entertainment of dancing characters and local entertainers Andy and Lewis.
When you’ve seen Santa and your present is safely in your hands, it’s time to explore the rest of the park.
The Four Seasons Arena will be transformed to take you back to a traditional time with beautiful festive lights and the smell of non-alcoholic mulled wine. If you’re looking for something else filling, there are hot dogs, mushy peas and mince pies (not together though as that sounds gross ?) a warming hot soup and hot dogs for the kids. On a cold Christmassy day it’ll warm you through and help you keep going for more fun with the kids.
All indoor play areas, cafes and rides will remain open until closing time.
During the Christmas Spectacular, the park will be open from 10.00 daily but the closing times vary throughout the festive season (please see the opening times link for more information), and from 10.00 until 16.00 on Christmas Eve (as I’m pretty sure we’ll all deserve a festive drink by then!)
Your ticket includes park entry for the day, use of all of the rides and attractions throughout, the amazing ‘Night Before Christmas Ride’ and a visit to Santa himself, all children over 90cm receive a lovely gift from Santa. All children under 90cm will be charged £4.00 extra.
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