Looking for something extra special to do in the build up to Christmas this year? We have a whole host of exciting events to look forward to, from drive-in cinemas, enchanting light trails, ice skating and unmissable illuminations, there's something for the whole family to enjoy!
After a hugely successful summer series, @thedrivein cinema is back to bring you some jolly for the festive season! All-new walk-in options are available in the shape of igloo-style pods and cozy alpine chalets, meaning those without a car can enjoy the magic of the drive-in.
With all the unmissable Christmas films, timeless classics, modern blockbusters and new releases on offer, plus an exciting range of pre-film entertainment options, @TheDriveIn provides an exciting plan for family outings, date nights, get-togethers, and after work drinks this Christmas!
Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre
A delicious festive weekend, set in the magnificent palace courtyards and grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Don't miss this festive food lover’s wonderland, full of delicious artisan food and drink and perfect gifts to shop from. Eat, drink, shop and be merry, all whilst soaking up the atmosphere and spirit of the season, with festive entertainment from the East Front bandstand.
Backyard Cinema: The Snow Kingdom
The sell-out cinema experience returns! Join Backyard Cinema in their magical Snow Kingdom to find an enchanted cinema like never before, featuring all your favourite family classics such as Frozen 2, The Greatest Showman, Matilda, Harry Potter, Cinderella, and so many more. With even more hidden surprises, including a magical waterfall and Dr. Portelli's curiosity shop, there's so much to explore at The Snow Kingdom. Don't miss a seat at your favourite film, book today!
Christmas at Castle Howard
Experience a festive evening like no other as Castle Howard takes to the great outdoors this Christmas season to produce a spectacular lighting extravaganza for all ages to enjoy.
Jack Frost has cast an icy spell and turned the Walled Gardens of Castle Howard into a beautiful winter wonderland. As twilight falls, journey through this enchanted world lit up by festive illuminations and immersive soundscapes. The only way to thaw the frosty spell and bring good cheer back in time for Christmas is to make a wish under Yorkshire’s starry skies and step out into a golden landscape of warmth, joy and wonder.
Don’t miss Glow Wild, the enchanting winter lantern trail at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex. Watch the trees, ponds and forest floors come to life at night with luminous lanterns, spellbinding projections, evocative soundscapes, and dazzling torches of fire. Marvel at the UK’s tallest living Christmas tree decorated in 1,800 lights and celebrate the hidden heroes of the plant and fungal world. Book now!
Set within the unrivalled spectacular estate of the magnificent Hopetoun House (near Edinburgh), enjoy a stunning creative lighting journey through the winding mystical pathways of the Wondrous Woods! You will wander through the beautifully lit trails, deep into the magical woodlands; experience spectacular lighting designs, dramatic effects and some surprises along the way. Will you be able to spot Woody the Owl and his friends hiding amongst the trees? Book now!
The Luna Drive In Winter Cinema
Cosy up and enjoy iconic Christmas classics on the big screen with your friends and family. The Luna Drive In Winter Cinema is here to keep the Christmas spirt alive, giving the gift of the ultimate festive film experience from the safety and warmth of your car.
They’ll be bringing their incredible big screen drive in cinema to three fantastic venues for the winter... Birmingham NEC, Ascot Racecourse and Allianz Park in London.
Ignite is Set in the National Trust's Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne and the 18th century Georgian splendour of Gibside near Gateshead. Lit by lanterns, wander between flickering flames and beside stately majestic trees from one amazing space to another. Join with family and friends to immerse yourself in the shimmering effects of fire and light. Expect the unexpected with fairies dancing in the trees, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow as you stroll beside the Grand Avenue into an enchanting landscape filled with wonder. Book for Kingston Lacy or Gibside now!
Ally Pally Ice Rink
Hundreds of thousands of people every year enjoy the beautiful rink at Alexandra Palace. From first timers all the way up to seasoned pros and national champions, all ages and abilities are catered for. It's perfect for friends, families, a bit of fitness, or a day out.
The team at Ally Pally have been working behind the scenes to ensure you can enjoy your visit in a COVID-secure way. This includes reduced capacity for each session, a one way system around the rink, increased cleaning and the operation of NHS Track and Trace.
Christmas at Waddesdon
Christmas at Waddesdon is back for 2020 with magical lights and the gardens aglow, plus a 30-day long Christmas Fair to delight shoppers. Join us at Waddesdon for festive fun in an enchanting outdoor extravaganza to brighten the end of the year.
Follow the Winter Light trail and see the Pleasure Grounds transformed with dramatic colour and playful installations. Stroll under the stars beneath illuminated tree canopies. Look out for the valley of flickering flames, and dozens of suspended orbs in a walk-through musical light show.
Christmas at Kew
Now in its eighth year, the sell-out Christmas event - Christmas at Kew - returns for 2020 with a brand-new trail to illuminate the magnificent gardens. With over one million lights, this winter trail will be more twinkling and sparkling than ever before.
Christmas at the Botanics
Christmas at the Botanics returns to Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden for its fourth year! Enter into a botanical world festooned with seasonal cheer. Wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour and make precious memories with friends and family as you get into the Christmas spirit!
Christmas at Dunham Massey
Christmas At Dunham Massey returns for its fourth year! Surround yourself with sparkle as the illuminated trail winds magically through the formal gardens and deer park of Dunham Massey.
Enter beside giant glittering deer into a world festooned with seasonal cheer, enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics. Wander beneath stunning tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Immerse yourself within bouncing lines of light and discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky.
Christmas at Blenheim Palace
The ever-popular Christmas trail returns to the historic and majestic Blenheim Palace for another year, with even more surprises! Tickets are available now with popular time slots selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Christmas at Belton
The region's biggest and and brightest outdoor Christmas trail, Christmas at Belton, returns to Nottinghamshire this November for even more twinkling lights, mesmerising colours and festive family fun. Everybody's favourite tunnel of lights returns for that perfect, twinkling selfie moment; whilst the waterside scented fire garden flickers and glows as the hundreds of flames invite you for a moment of reflection. Don't forget to wave at Father Christmas along the way!
Christmas at Bedgebury
Following last year's sold out event, enjoy a festive woodland walk for all the family, at the incredible Christmas at Bedgebury, returning for its third year in 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family and brand new bright lights for winter nights.
Five Sisters Zoo
Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations will once again light light up the zoo for another year. This year's event promises to be BIGGER & BRIGHTER than ever before!!! The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down!
Chelsea Physic Garden
Chelsea Physic Garden will be holding its merriest Christmas Fair yet! The annual celebration will host over 100 curated stands, showcasing the finest independent suppliers within the beautiful surroundings of the Garden as well as delicious food and drink.
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