Skip to Buy Tickets Skip to Content Skip to Footer

Festive fun with Great Northern this winter

A mother and daughter looking at a Christmas market

Delve into an array of festive activities with Great Northern, all easily reached by train.

Find out what’s on.

Close up of Christmas baubles on a christmas tree

Botanic Gardens Christmas lights

Visit Cambridge Botanic Lights at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. These enchanting light displays will bring the garden to life at night, showcasing its beloved features like the fountain, lake, and glasshouse range while creating captivating scenes of colour and light throughout the landscape.

This exciting new experience is perfect for families looking to explore the garden after dark, friends seeking a fun night out, and couples in search of a romantic adventure in the city centre. The Garden Café will be open, and you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks midway through the trail to keep warm and add to the enjoyment of the evening.

Nearest station: Cambridge

When: Friday 1 December – Friday 22 December 2023

Find out more

People dressed up as Santa while ice skating

Christmas Ice Disco

Visit Alexandra Palace's indoor ice rink for an unforgettable night of festive fun. Step into a winter wonderland with enchanting lights, dance to your favourite Christmas tunes, and glide across the ice beneath a massive Christmas tree as snowflakes twirl around. Please note, ages 14 and up are welcome to enjoy this magical experience.

Nearest station: Alexandra Palace

When: Thursday 14 January 2023 – Wednesday 3 January 2024

Find out more

Santa Clause reading a book

Father Christmas’ Grotto at St. Pancras International

This enchanting experience offers a chance to meet Father Christmas, enjoy a story, share wishes, and receive a token gift. Plus, there's fun and games with playful elves. Perfect for busy families!

Where: St. Pancras International station

When: Friday 17 November – Saturday 23 December 2023

Find out more

A young boy in the audience

Peter Pan on Ice

Embark on a magical journey to Neverland with Peter Pan on Ice this Christmas at Alexandra Palace. See your favourite characters from J.M. Barrie's classic tale come to life, featuring impressive skating, aerial stunts, and plenty of pixie dust. The cast includes talented performers of all ages, including West End professionals. Perfect for children aged three and up. Don't miss this spectacular event!

Nearest station: Alexandra Palace

When: Friday 8 December – Monday 11 December 2023

Find out more