Take a look at the spectacular festive light show now open at this Harrogate district theme park
If you're looking for something to do that will get you well and truly into the Christmas spirit, Lightwater Valley's newest Alice in Wonderland-themed attraction might be just the thing for you...
With Ripon's deep connections to Lewis Carroll, Lightwater Valley seems like the perfect location for the Alice in Winterland Christmas lights trail, which opens to the public today, is made up of more than 100 giant lanterns - some over four metres tall - depicting favourite characters including Alice herself, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and the Cheshire Cat.
A Lightwater Valley spokesperson said: "Filled with astonishing light creations, set amongst woodland scenery, don’t miss this curious festive adventure – but watch out for the Queen of Hearts and beware the Jabberwocky.
"Visitors follow a luminous trail of over 100 giant lanterns and thousands of fairy lights as they immerse themselves in a glowing garden with massive mushrooms, illuminated tulips and even a flamingo or two as the evening becomes curiouser and curiouser…
This is why we all need to support Harrogate charity Horticap this Christmas"Families will also enjoy some traditional fairground fun including a spin on the carousel and take to the night sky on the Skyrider. The little ones won’t want to leave the indoor play area and young fun rides either."
Alice in Winterland will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 22 until December 15, and then on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Monday from December 20 until December 30. Doors open at 4pm, with last entry at 7pm.
Standard tickets cost £16 for adults, and £12 for children, but if you book online in advance, visitors can save £2 off these prices. Infants under two get in for free.
The event is wheelchair friendly, and parking is free for all attendees. The full theme park is not open during the Alice in Winterland event.