27 November 2022 to 02 January 2023
About The Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse
The Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse is a brand new large-scale Christmas event that will see one of the country’s most iconic landmarks transform into a magical winter experience and host the biggest festive event in the South.
Having accommodated a wealth of successful events on the track over the past decade, Newbury Racecourse is the perfect spot to welcome the Carnival, with excellent transport links to wider Berkshire, London and its surrounding areas.
Welcoming children and adults alike, the major festive event promises a safe and family-friendly day out and is guaranteed to be the South’s must-visit attraction for the holiday season. It will feature a host of festive attractions, including rides, live shows, ice skating, and Father Christmas himself.
The event is organised by entertainment company, Underbelly, which has produced some of the nation’s best-loved winter events, including the internationally renowned Edinburgh’s Christmas, Christmas in Leicester Square, and Christmas in Trafalgar Square.
The Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse is a much-welcomed addition to the festive calendar.
What to expect at The Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse
Once inside the Carnival site, guests will have a veritable feast of things to do.
This one sleigh stop will feature a host of family-friendly attractions, including incredible theme-park rides such as The Greatest Hits Radio Big Wheel, the Vintage Carousel and the Fun House. For thrill-seekers, Carnival will feature the spine-tingling Spinning Coaster and the exhilarating Giant Rollercoaster.
Ticket holders are set to be wowed by the Great Christmas Circus. From the creators of Circus Extreme and Circus Berlin, the big top will host multiple performances each day for this family-friendly and sensational circus show featuring an array of world-class performers. The shows are only 45 minutes long, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the rest of what the Carnival has to offer.
Get lost in the twists and turns of the enchanting Christmas Tree Maze, and younger guests are set to be captivated by Father Christmas’ wonderous Grotto, where children can meet the man himself and be read a special Christmas story.
Additionally, guests are invited to pull on their skates and glide across the sparkling Ice Rink. Surrounded by glistening lights, the rink is suitable for the whole family, with skates available to hire and aids to help younger skaters and those taking their first steps on the ice.
The Great Christmas Carnival will also include an expansive Christmas Market featuring the Nordic Nook bar with a cosy fire pit and the Apres Alpine bar – an Alpine-style beer hall. Everything from European produce and traditional festive refreshments will be on offer, including mulled wine, mince pies and raclette, as well as delicious festive street food.
Tickets include a complimentary hot chocolate, as well as the incredible Flying Father Christmas outdoor show, which will take place on the hour, every hour that the site is open. Look up to the sky and watch as Santa literally flies over the Carnival site in his sleigh, accompanied by a wonderful festive soundtrack.
The magical and jaw-dropping event can only be seen at The Great Christmas Carnival and will make for a very special and one-of-a-kind Christmas event for families.