The magic of Christmas will return to Alton Towers Resort from November, with the chance for families to meet Father Christmas, enjoy family rides & attractions, and check out two 'enchanting new experiences'.

On selected dates throughout November and December, families will be able to experience a ‘Santa’s Sleepover’. As well as an overnight stay in one of the Resort’s themed hotels or woodland lodges, including 'a fantastically festive evening meal', each experience will feature a unique visit to Santa’s Woodland Grotto, where each child will receive a special gift and a family souvenir photo with Father Christmas.

New for 2020, families can also experience two new outdoor attractions each afternoon and into the evening: Garden Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars and Garden Lantern Trail.

The Gardens Lights Walk: Twinkling Stars will take families on an illuminated journey through the Resort’s Grade I listed gardens, between dusk and 8pm. In addition, from 4pm, the Garden Lantern Trail will offer 'an enchanting adventure through a secret path that will lead guests to fantastical corners of the Gardens where a host of surprises await!'.

Fountain Square, on the Theme Park, will also host live seasonal entertainment from midday into the evening.

Each stay also includes one-day entry into the theme park.

There will also be light entertainment in the evenings at the Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel and CBeebies Land Hotel.

From Sunday 27 December  to Sunday 3 January, Alton Towers Resort will also offer Festive Breaks - 'the perfect getaway for families following the festivities'. Guests can enjoy a selection of rides and attractions, the Grade I listed gardens - including illuminated gardens experience from 4pm - and entry to the Alton Towers Waterpark. In addition, those wishing to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Resort will receive a complimentary drink. Light evening entertainment will also be available to enjoy.

When booking any overnight stay in advance, guests can opt to add cancellation protection, giving them extra flexibility and peace of mind in the event that they need to cancel or re-arrange their booking.

Measures to combat Covid-19 are in place at the visitor attraction.

To find out more about Santa’s Sleepovers and Festive Breaks at Alton Towers Resort, visit