Santa's Sleepover at the Alton Towers Resort

Santa's Sleepovers are back for 2022! Plan ahead and book your magical, Christmassy staycation at the Alton Towers Resort for a short break jam-packed with fantabulous festive fun.

Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year and start the countdown to a very merry Christmas break full of twinkling lights, seasonal entertainment and a selection of the Resort's best loved rides. Soak up the yuletide joy as you interact with elves, sing along with the Carol Singers and discover Lightopia, a sparkling, walkthrough interactive experience. You'll even get the chance to meet the big man himself with a visit to Santa's Grotto!

Visit the Alton Towers Resort this Christmas and witness the Resort transformed into a magical winter wonderland, book on selected dates from 25th November ‐ 23rd December!*

  • Santa's Sleepover at Alton Towers Resort

    Arrival Day

    • 1-Day Entry to the Theme Park with a selection of family rides and attractions
    • A unique visit to Santa's Grotto
    • Entry into the fantastical Lightopia Christmas Wonderland light and lantern trail
    • Entry to the Towers Christmas Market
    • A fantastically festive evening meal and seasonal entertainment
    • An overnight stay in one of our fabulously themed hotels
  • Santa's Sleepover at Alton Towers Resort

    Check-out Day

    • A delicious buffet breakfast
    • Session in the wacky Caribbean themed waterpark**
    • 9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf

    There's plenty for all the family to enjoy at Alton Towers this festive season, book your Santa's Sleepover today and let the countdown begin!

  • Santa's Woodland Grotto at Alton Towers Resort

    Santa's Woodland Grotto

    Come to Alton Towers Theme Park, look very carefully all around and you will see Santa's elves! Follow them into Santa's cosy woodland grotto, where he's having a little rest from all his preparations and is super thrilled to spend some Christmassy time with you.

    Don't forget to ask Santa's elves to capture this magical moment with a family photo of you with Santa Claus!

  • Lightopia Seasonal Wonderland at Alton Towers Resort

    Lightopia - A Christmas Wonder

    Lightopia is a walkthrough after dark interactive experience around the Theme Park. See and be absorbed in spectacular lanterns, immersive light installations, and interactive colour transformations which light up the Christmas Wonderland.

    More details to come soon!

  • Entertainment at Alton Towers Resort


    Enjoy a host of festive entertainment throughout your visit including Carol Singers, delightful Christmas characters and our very own Mrs Claus!

    More surprises await so keep your eyes peeled for more news!

  • Waterpark at Alton Towers Resort


    Dive into a wonderful world of water at Britain's Greatest Escape! The splashtastic Alton Towers Waterpark is open all year round, there's bucket-loads of fun to be had at the indoor waterpark, home to high-speed water slides and interactive play areas.

  • Rides & Attractions at Alton Towers Resort

    Rides & Attractions

    Enjoy some of the Resort's best loved rides and attractions, specially selected to ensure fantabulous fun for all the family!

    Explore our festive rides and attractions.

Festive Breaks

For a post-Christmas getaway, nothing's as awesome as Alton Towers Resort! Besides a special selection of fantabulous family rides and enchanting attractions, you can jump into our splashtastic Whacky Waterpark and back for 2022, take the whole family to experience Lightopia Christmas Wonderland! Plus enjoy a host of seasonal entertainment, meet cheery characters and eat delicious food! Endless fun and delights!

Book between 27th December – 1st January!

  • Festive Breaks with Alton Towers Holidays

    Arrival Day

    • 1-Day Entry to the Theme Park with a selection of family rides and attractions
    • Entry into the fantastical Lightopia - A Christmas Wonder light and lantern trail
    • An overnight stay in one of our fabulously themed hotels
  • Splash Landings Waterpark

    Check-out Day

    • A delicious buffet breakfast
    • Entry to the wacky Caribbean themed waterpark
    • 9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf
Terms and conditions apply.

Your Santa's Sleepover package will include 1–day access to the Theme Park as well as a 1-time access to Lightopia - A Christmas Wonderland, both of which are to be used on day of arrival. Also included is 1 session access to the Alton Towers Waterpark which can be used on any day of your stay that the waterpark is open.

*Santa's Sleepover packages are available on 25th – 27th November, 2nd – 4th, 9th – 11th and 16th December – 23rd December 2022.

**Your Waterpark session can be used on either day. Whilst we recommend you visit the Waterpark on your second day to allow you time between activities, you're welcome to book for the first day instead if you wish.

Guests will be required to reserve dinner and breakfast times, waterpark entry timeslot and Santa's Grotto timeslot (to be taken on the same day of visit to Alton Towers Resort Theme Park) as part of their pre-arrival process. Information will be sent via email closer to arrival date.

Santas Grotto experience is not included in Festive Break packages between 27th December – 1st January.

Please note: the full Alton Towers Theme Park is closed during this time, and there will only be access to a selection of rides and attractions. Open rides are subject to availability and will be weather permitting. Resort benefits, extras and activities are subject to change and availability. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount promotion, reward or loyalty program.