Christmas in the West

Grab your woolly hats and scarves and join in the festive fun. From ice skating to Christmas markets discover the best of the West this winter – and get there faster with us.

Longleat Safari’s Festival of Light

Give yourself a glowing Christmas. Get inspired by tales and see the Little Red Riding Hood story come to life.

Chinese lanterns will lead the way through this magical experience from 5 November to 7 January. Plus, the Santa Express will be transporting you to the enchanting woodland grotto, so it’s sure to be an enchanting experience.

Our nearest station: Frome

Visit: Longleat Safari

Cardiff Winter Wonderland

From 9 November to 7 January, Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland brings Christmas to life. Explore the Welsh capital like never before, with German sausages, mulled wine and ice-skating – there are even fairground rides to satisfy your inner child too.

Our nearest station: Cardiff Central

Visit: Cardiff Christmas Market

Southbank Centre's Wintertime

Head to London for a festival like no other. Whether you enjoy blues rock or just relaxing in the rooftop sauna there’s something for everyone at the Southbank Centre this winter, with a Nordic twist. And with fantastic links across the West to London, you can get there faster with us.

Enjoy their biggest one yet from Friday 10 November to 4 January.

Our nearest station: London Paddington

Visit: Southbank Wintertime

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Enjoy the festive season with the perfect combination of shopping, fun, food and music from 17 November to 1 January. Get your skates on and glide around the ice rink, then hop on the rides to continue the fun. Shop for festive presents and decorations, have some food and mulled wine, and top it off with some live music.

Our nearest station: London Paddington

Visit : Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Dennis Severs’ House Christmas

From 19 November to 4 January, you can explore the Spitalfields house that belonged to the famous 18th century artist, Dennis Sever. With 10 rooms to discover, you’ll be taken on a journey, not only through time, but through festive surprise. Plus, you’ll even be served mulled wine and mince pies on your way around.

Our nearest station: London Paddington

Visit: Dennis Severs' House Christmas

Christmas at Saltram

The National Trust’s stunning Saltram House is a great place to visit all year round, but at Christmas it has something extra special.

With various activities running from 20 November to 30 December, you’re spoilt for choice on what to do in this Devonshire mansion. Explore the house guided by the dearest fairy tales, roam the illuminated gardens, enjoy story time with Father Christmas in the stables, and warm up with a delicious hot beverage in the courtyard café.

Our nearest station: Plymouth

Visit: Christmas at Saltram

Bath Christmas Market

Head to a city crammed with history and brilliant Georgian architecture as you explore over 200 chalets filled with festive gifts and cheer. From the 23 November until the 10 December, there’ll be carolling, feasts and beautiful Christmas lights, so you won’t want to miss out. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pie as you wander the cobbled streets.

Our nearest station: Bath Spa

Visit: Bath Christmas Market

Spiegeltent at Christmas

Spiegeltent Christmas Party Bristol

Step inside Spiegeltent and get into the Christmas spirit from 24 November to 23 December. This huge tent at Waterfront Square comes back for another year, with live music, circus performances, a Baby Disko and a masquerade ball lined up for a celebration to remember.

Our nearest station: Bristol Temple Meads

Visit: Spiegeltent at Christmas

Dunster by Candlelight

Enjoy a Christmas experience that echoes through the ages, wandering the lantern-lit medieval streets of Dunster. Each year, this ancient Somerset village marks the start of the festive season with costumed street parades, arts, crafts, food and lots of shopping. Join in on 1 - 2 December and celebrate Yuletide the really, really old-fashioned way.

Our nearest station: Taunton (for West Somerset Railway)

Visit: Dunster by Candlelight

Salisbury Cathedral Carols

Come to Salisbury Cathedral on 16 December to enjoy the live yearly recording of BBC Wiltshire “Carols at the Cathedral”. Let the choirs take you on a journey with their stunning songs, it’s sure to be a seasonal event to be remembered.

Our nearest station: Salisbury

Visit: Salisbury Cathedral Carols