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Enchanted Winter Garden

Northern Ireland’s premiere Christmas event, Enchanted Winter Garden, is returning to the award-winning Antrim Castle Gardens!

Northern Ireland’s premiere Christmas event, Enchanted Winter Garden, is returning to the award -winning Antrim Castle Gardens. In 2019 this Christmas spectacular welcomed a staggering 85K visitors to our Borough. This year’s event will run for an extended period of 18 nights from Saturday 27 November until Tuesday 21 December, from 4pm – 9.30pm. In addition to a longer run, we have also reduced the number of sessions and the capacity for each session. Bookings will be available every 30 minutes from 4-5pm and 6-7pm, allowing a one hour break to help maximise customer enjoyment.

The gardens will become a place of enchantment for families and friends to enjoy the magic of Christmas.  Dazzling illuminations, the marshmallow fire pit, artisan food stalls, walkabout characters and star attractions, including the Big Wheel, Helter Skelter and The Wonderland Wood, all making a welcome return.

An Evening of Inclusive Enchantment will run on both Wednesday 1 & 8 December with reduced numbers, lighting and sound levels, Sensory & Quiet room, ideal for children and adults with additional needs.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said

“I am pleased that Enchanted Winter Garden is returning to Antrim Castle Gardens. In 2019 it attracted an incredible 85K visitors to our Borough and I hope this year we can encourage these visitors and more to return. The event has something to offer for all ages and it is a great way to spread some festive cheer with family and friends.”

Tickets will go on sale from Thursday 7 October at 10am; with tickets priced at £6 adult, £4 child, £18 family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) and under 2s free. Tickets will be available online at enchantedwintergarden.com. Our new Arts and Culture Customer Hub service, which includes a live chat facility and direct telephone number T: 0300 123 7788 (calls charged at local rate) can assist with ticket queries if customers are unable to book online. The Customer Hub operates Monday – Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. 

Light up your Christmas with a visit to Enchanted Winter Garden and make memories with family and friends.

Please note this event is subject to NI Executive Guidelines.