magical lantern festival London

Unique, enchanting experience

Storytelling through handmade lanterns

Immersive and interactive adventure

Santa’s Grotto

  • santa claus with gifts
  • santa claus & Christmas tree
  • santa claus on Christmas
  • santa claus on Christmas
  • santa claus on Christmas
  • santa claus on Christmas
  • santa claus on Christmas

Meet Santa Claus at Alice in Winterland’s Grotto!

You won’t have to travel all the way to the North Pole to meet the main man in red this Christmas because we’ve got him to come over a little early this year! Santa Claus is helping us out at Southwark Park for our Alice in Winterland Festival and in return, wants to meet all the special children he needs to deliver presents to this year.

So if you want to find out if you’re on the nice or the naughty list (and we’re sure you’ve been very nice!), then be sure to come and meet Santa Claus in his Grotto at the end of your Alice in Winterland experience. Prices start from £7.

You won’t have to worry that you won’t remember your encounter with the most famous man in the world either because there’s a fantastic photo opportunity to enjoy inside the Grotto*.

*at additional cost

Live Musical Entertainment

On special dates in the Winterland calendar, you’ll get to enjoy live musical entertainment at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! As you settle down to a delicious mulled wine or a scrumptious winter’s pot of macaroni cheese, you’ll get to sing-a-long to your favourite festive tunes from talented musicians from the local area. With the bandstand alive with illuminated giant lanterns and live musicians, it’s the perfect ending to your Winterland adventure.

Live music is available on the following dates and times:

30th November - 4.30pm – 7.30pm

1st & 2nd December - 4.30pm – 7.30pm

4th December at 4:00pm

7th, 8th & 9th December at 4.30pm – 8.00pm

13th December at 6:00pm and 7:45pm

14th December at 3:00pm

15th December at 6:30pm

Food and Drink at Alice in Winterland

No Mad Hatter’s Tea Party would be complete without something to warm your cockles so why not test out your taste buds at one of our many food stalls? From the flavoursome pasta dishes to the traditional cheeseburgers and chips, it’s treat night for everyone. After settling your appetite, you can head over to the bar for a scrumptious mulled wine or cider, or a warm and creamy hot chocolate before you sit down to enjoy the live musical entertainment!