The Big Birkacre Christmas Turn On!

Wednesday 11th October from 5.30-8pm

Celebrate the launch of our Christmas season with us and be the first to see our magical Christmas displays. With complimentary Christmas snacks on arrival, exclusive offers and amazing festive tasting stalls, this really is an evening not to miss!

This year our displays include:

  • A Nordic holiday, featuring Sven the singing reindeer
  • Christmas at the North pole featureing the singing penguins!
  • The Grinch's Lair
  • Scandi Noir
  • The Birkacre Express- a traditional Christmas Carriage
  • A Christmas Masquerade featuring the Santa Band
  • The Lemax miniature Christmas village- an amazing interactive miniature village you can actually become part of!
  • The Giant Birkacre Christmas Tree

...and much more!

Santa's Magical Adventure at Birkacre

Visit Santa at Birkacre for an experience you will never forget. This year the elves have heightened security so that only those on the nice list can enter the grotto. If you get through elf control, you will be magically transported to the gates of lapland!

Enter through the gates, and at the elves workshop you will see Christmas magic in action. Here, you will help the elves to make a very special keepsake to take away with you.

Of course, not trip to the grotto is complete without seeing the main man in his beautiful wood cabin! With his famous Naughty or Nice list at the ready, I hope you have all been good this year!

Whats included

  • A guided voyage through Santa's Christmas Grotto
  • Entry in to the elves workshop where you will make a beautiful keepsake for each child.
  • A visit to Santa's Grotto including present for each child

Please note there is a maximum of 6 children per booking. Please also note that our VR sleigh ride is now available as a separate attraction

To book, please click on the book now button on the right of the page

Late Night Openings

From Wednesday 1st November

Experience the magic of Birkacre’s Christmas displays at night with our late night openings every Wednesday and Thursday till 8.00pm, starting with our Special Opening Event on 20th October and then from Wednesday 3rd November. Why not combine your shop with a leisurely dinner at our renowned restaurant (open till 7.00 pm) from Wednesday 1st November.

Catch The Post to Santa!

Catch the post to Santa at Birkacre Post a letter and receive a reply from Santa free of charge (to be collected in store). Runs throughout the festive period. Look out for our new talking postbox!

The Birkacre Winter Village

Opens 4th November- Open Weekends 10am- 4.30pm and Wednesday/ Thursday Evenings from 3pm

This year we welcome back our Winter Village, a hive of activity simply buzzing with festive excitement. At our winter village you will find:

Birkacre Christmas Cabin-Take a break from your Christmas shopping to visit our Christmas market stall. Including pilsners served in steins, giant bratwurst and mulled wine!

The Ice Cave

The Christmas Tree Market (from late November) - Browse at leisure for your perfect Christmas centrepiece from our amazing selection of cut and potted trees.

Santa's Grotto!

Santas Sleigh VR ride- Take a magical 4D trip around the globe on Santa's Sleigh.  £4.50 per ticket available to purchase on the day. 

Santa's Arrival Parade!

Saturday 18th November at 10am

 Come down and welcome Santa to the garden centre in style with our famous arrival parade!