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Christmas at Beamish Museum


Be Enchanted By Christmas at Beamish

Discover the amazing seasonal sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes of Christmas past. Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas as you join in the celebrations at 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village and 1940s Farm. Visit Father Christmas and his magnificent reindeer and enjoy our Winter Fun Fair.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Passes to enjoy Christmas at Beamish.

Father Christmas’ Grotto

Meet Father Christmas in his cosy Grotto and say hello to his friendly reindeer at Pockerley Waggonway. £6 per child includes a small, traditional gift. Grotto tickets can be purchased at the Entrance on the day of your visit, on a first come, first served basis.

Beamish Bazaar

Find some charming and quirky gifts at our outdoor bazaar in The 1900s Town park, take home some traditional trinkets, pretty presents and local festive food. The stalls will be open right up until Christmas Eve.

Winter Fun Fair

Ice Rink
Take to the ice on our real ice rink to perfect your skating skills!
Adult £5, child £4 for a 20 minute session. Tickets available from the Winter Fun Fair on the day.
Skates available from child size 8. Special offer – for every paying adult skater, one child skates free of charge.

Have a go on the ride or try your hand at the sideshows. Fairground ride £1.50, sideshows 50p.

NEW! 1950s Welfare Hall
Experience Beamish’s first 1950s Christmas in their new welfare hall. Enjoy festive games, crafts and music, and be sure to practise for the upcoming pantomime with the amateur dramatics society.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy this special event (small extra charges apply, detailed above).




Opening Times

Christmas at Beamish (16 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019)

Guide Prices

Father Christmas Grotto - £6 per child
Ice Rink - Adults: £5, Children: £4 Special offer – for every paying adult skater, one child skates free of charge.

Map & Directions

Winter Festival Logos