Christmas in the West

This winter don’t miss out on the festive fun. Hop on our trains and discover the best the West has to offer, from Christmas markets to Winter Wonderlands, let the season cheer captivate you.

Christmas at the Spiegeltent

Spiegeltent Christmas Party Bristol

Step inside Spiegeltent and get into the Christmas spirit from 30 November to 19 December. This huge tent at Waterfront Square comes back for another year, with live music, circus performances, a Baby Disko and a Christmas Drag Ball lined up for a celebration to remember.

Our nearest station: Bristol Temple Meads

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Cardiff Winter Wonderland

From 15 November to 6 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

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Southbank Centre's Winter Festival

Head to London for a festival like no other from 9 November to 6 January. From gourmet street food and Christmas markets to a turn-of-the-century circus and theatrical spectacle of Rumpelstiltskin, there’s something for the whole family at the Southbank Centre this winter.

For the night owls, free comedy and cabaret nights will warm up your evening in the Royal Festival Hall.

Our nearest station: London Paddington

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Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Enjoy the festive season with the perfect combination of shopping, fun, food and music from 22 November to 6 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

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Longleat Safari’s Festival of Light

Give yourself a glowing Christmas. Get inspired by stunning scenery as you go on an expedition around the world.

Chinese lanterns will lead the way through this magical experience from 10 November to 6 January. Plus, the Santa Train will be transporting you to the enchanting North Pole Halt where Father Christmas will be waiting in his grotto.

Our nearest station: Frome

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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 22 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

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