So what are you doing this Christmas to start your celebrations? it almost seems this year that as soon as Halloween had finished, the Christmas adverts were on the internet, people are wearing Christmas jumpers and the Christmas Press releases are arriving in my inbox. So this is officially my first Christmas post!
Dreamland Margate, the UK’s original pleasure park will transform into The Frosted Fairground for the festive season. It will include Santa’s Grotto, Christmas markets, Christmas trees, carols and parade, live music, outdoor cinema, and craft making. And for the first time since Dreamland re-opened this year, the park will be completely free to enter, all you need to pay for is the rides you want to go on and Santa's Grotto. But probably the most popular event to happen at Dreamland this winter will be the arrival of the famous and iconic Coca Cola truck on 19th December between 10am and 6pm.
If your a Dreamland member you will have unlimited use of all rides for free and non members can guarantee entrance by registering and printing free tickets simply go to www.dreamland.co.uk/christmas for more details.
So whats happening?
FATHER CHRISTMAS’ GROTTO & TOY WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
In the midst of the Scenic Railway, guests can meet the elves of the North Pole in their workshop as they busy themselves making toys for the big day. They will be able to play games, sing songs, write letters to Father Christmas and even meet him! As part of the Elf Department of Hornby Hobbies, Hornby will be providing a make-n-paint gift for every guest. Suitable for all ages, (as long as they still believe), but recommended for three to seven year olds.Hornby Hobbies are working closely with Dreamland throughout the Festive period.
PRICES: £9.95 for Standard Entry, £7.95 for Members Entry. 30 min sessions.
Nordman Fir Christmas trees will be on sale, high quality at exceptional prices, allowing guests to choose from a range all of sizes that suit all households.
We have teamed up with Margate's Garden Gate Charity and will be giving guests the chance to help us paint a bauble and decorate the biggest Christmas tree in Margate! For every bauble on our tree, we will give a free Dreamland ticket to the Garden Gate Charity.
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Guests are encouraged to don their finest knitwear and hop on some skates in the Roller Disco. For every Christmas jumper seen on this day, Dreamland will donate £1 to Save the Children.
The Christmas Piazza will house Christmas markets, Dreamland’s 25ft tree and an outdoor cinema. On Saturday, The Secret Emporium market will be displaying wares and designs from the best of independent British designers. Our Christmas market stalls will be filled with Kent produce, gifts and items highlighting the best in local business.
COCA COLA TRUCK
Guests will know ‘holidays are coming’ with the arrival of the iconic Coca Cola truck! it will be officially nearly Christmas when you see the truck on 19th December between 10am and 6pm.
FESTIVE ROLLER SKATING
Skate with friends and loved ones, pop on Christmas jumpers and to roller round the Christmas tree, guaranteed for fun! We will be playing a selection of feel good Christmas Anthems & Nostalgic Christmas Oldies alongside our daily Christmas Movie Soundtrack. Christmas bobble hats will be included with skate hire, Christmas Jumpers encouraged!
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG
12.00, 20th December
Guests of all ages can join in with Kermit, Miss Piggy and all their friends in the
Dreamland Ballroom for this magical Christmas family favorite film.
£7.95 Standard £5.95 Members
It all starts with the Christmas tree sales on November 28th and 29th before all the festive fun starts on the weekends in the run up to Christmas, then all of Christmas week. For full details please pop over to the Dreamland Website