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Zach
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Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:44 pm

It seems every other festive event has its own topic, Christmas had one but that was way back in 2008 and little less relevant. So I thought about time we discussed the Christmas period and have somewhere to share experiences, thoughts and possible ideas for the Christmas and New Year period. 

-Have you visited the Resort during this time? What is it like & would you recommend it? 
-Any pictures? For those who can’t make it or it’s to far for the offering, I’m sure they would love to see what goes on. 
-What would you like to see the Resort do during this festive period? 
-Where is best to stay to get the most out of your visit? 

I have visited the Resort for the last 3 years during this time of year and I have to say it’s the only thing that really gets me into the spirit of Christmas, the lights, the tinsel and the festive Cheers matched with the cosy fire place in ATH paired with Live Christmas songs nothing beats it. I’ve only visited as a day guest each year and have to say the year the Resort allowed day guests into the park was the best one and I’d like to see them do this more in the future! 
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Re: Christmas & New Year at The Resort

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:05 pm

I’ve never visited Alton outside of the main theme park season (with the exception of FHT when that was still a theme park event) but I’ve always wanted to experience the resort at Christmas time.

From photos that I’ve seen over the years it looks so much more magical than normal but I do think they’re missing a trick by restricting theme park access to Short Break guests. This essentially rules me out of ever visiting over the Christmas period due to my work demands :(
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Re: Christmas & New Year at The Resort

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:16 pm

I've never experienced Christmas at the resort but would love to try out their festive offerings; new year in particular!
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Re: Christmas & New Year at The Resort

Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:00 am

For those wondering what goes on and what the resort looks like, I headed up there myself and thought I'd pop a few sneeky pics in here for you! Enjoy! But don't go stealing my photos, ask permission first if you want to use them else where. 
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Just a taste of what the ATH looks like at Christmas time. Apologies for the low quality Imgur hates me haha. 
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Re: Christmas & New Year at The Resort

Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:52 am

It looks fantastic! I imagine there is such a warm, fuzzy buzz around whilst this Christmas event is on! I also agree with Dan with the resort restricting it to just hotel guests. I would love to experience this festive event, maybe in the future.
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Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:54 pm

As reported by TowersTimes Facebook page; The Enchanted TiPi has to be one of the most impressive elements of Alton Towers Christmas event.

Beautifully decorated with lights and woodland themed garlands, the TiPi creates an enchanting festive atmosphere where guests can enjoy festive music, make their own decorations, and meet the elves, Christmas fairies, Mrs Claus and Santa.

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Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:21 pm

Oh wow, that really does look nice!
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Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:06 pm

Throughout December, Alton Towers have been hosting magical Christmas experiences at the Resort with three different Santa Sleepover options, alongside a range of festive entertainment.

TowersTimes were given exclusive access to take an in-depth look at the Resort’s complete Christmas offering.

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Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:46 pm

Some great pictures in that report! Alton Towers looks absolutely stunning this time of year!
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Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:32 pm

I've never personally visited due to the restrictions however like mentioned before the park looks magical in the snow and just imagine what the towers would look like in the snow. As a only a few attractions are open, which is understandable, I can see something like a Christmas market working really well if they decided to open to everyone over the festive period. I know it was something they tried a few years back but it was on a Friday so many people couldn't make it.
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Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:51 pm

I've visited the park once when it was covered in the white stuff and the towers do look very magical in the snow.

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