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Christmas Events 2018

Join us at New Lanark World Heritage Site to enjoy a magical family day out this Christmas! We have two types of tickets available which are sold separately to allow you greater flexibility in planning your day with us. The two types of tickets are ‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’ and our ‘Festive Pantomime’.

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New Lanark is managed by an Independent Scottish Charity, New Lanark Trust. By attending our Christmas Events you are helping New Lanark Trust continue to care for the historic village of New Lanark for future generations to enjoy. Thank you!

We are happy to accommodate groups of 20+ to our Christmas Events. If you would like to make a group booking for 20+ or require mobility access information our Bookings Team would be happy to assist you. Please contact them via or 01555 661345. Office hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

We have a range of catering options for snacks, lunch and dinner in the village include our welcoming Mill Café, Mill One Restaurant and Mill One Bar / Lounge. If you would like to stay overnight during your Christmas visit, within the village we have the New Lanark Mill Hotel, Wee Row Hostel and 8 self-catering Waterhouses. Click here to find out more about booking.

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Your views:
"We had a lovely family day. The staff and Santa were great!"
"Like stepping back in time - a lovely, tranquil place"
"Amazing - the best Christmas experience we've attended and will be coming again next year"
"Santa is one of the best I've seen. He spent time with the kids to make it real. A massive improvement on last year - well done!"
"We attend a lot of Christmas events, but this one will be hard to beat"
"We had a fantastic time, thank you very much"
"Would definitely recommend this to everyone I know and will be returning next year"
"All of the staff were very friendly and pleasant, everyone an asset to the team"
"Plenty to see and do. A great day out"


Important information - PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING

1. All tickets should be pre-booked in advance of the event to avoid disappointment. This can be done online up to midnight the day before the intended visit, however we advise booking as soon as possible. There will be limited sales on the day.

2. As per our ticketing policy, ‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’ and ‘Pantomime’ tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date once purchased.

3. To attend both the ‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’ and the ‘Pantomime’ you must purchase both tickets and we strongly recommend booking your Pantomime tickets first. 

4. There is a maximum capacity on both ‘
New Lanark Christmas Experience’ and ‘Pantomime’ tickets per day.  If you would like to attend this year you must pre-book your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  

5. New Lanark Christmas Experience opens at 10am and closes at 5pm. Your tickets will state 10am as the start time of the event but you DO NOT have to arrive at 10am, you can arrive any time during the day however we advise arriving early to make the most of your visit. The event will close at 5pm. 

New Lanark Christmas Experience tickets DO NOT include the Pantomime.

7. If you require assistance please contact us on or 01555 661345 (Office hours 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday)  

8. On Christmas Event Weekends in December (+ Monday 24th December 2018) a free shuttle bus runs from the main visitor car park into the village.


'New Lanark Christmas Experience’ Tickets 2018

‘New Lanark Christmas Experience' Ticket Prices

• Adult – New Lanark Christmas Experience: £13.95
• Child (3-15) – New Lanark Christmas Experience: £13.95
• Under 3s – New Lanark Christmas Experience: £4.00
• Family of 3*  - New Lanark Christmas Experience: £32.95
• Family of 4*  - New Lanark Christmas Experience: £43.95
• Family of 5*  - New Lanark Christmas Experience: £49.95
• Essential Carers – Free 

* Must include at least one adult

‘New Lanark Christmas Experience' tickets DO NOT include the pantomime. This must be booked separately via the link in the 'Festive Pantomime' section below. 

'New Lanark Christmas Experience' Tickets include: 

The Spirit of Christmas Ride

Take a magical journey into Christmas on our sparkling festive ride. Meet your guide, Holly, who is here to tell you all about Christmas past and present!

Santa's Grotto

Visit Santa in his cosy grotto and find out if you're on the naughty or nice list. Queues are expected at peak times. (Children will receive a small toy and book relevant to their age range)


Entry to all other areas of the New Lanark Visitor Attraction

Step back in time and see how people lived, learned and worked in the past. Including the Roof Garden, School for Children (where you can post your letter to Santa), Robert Owen's House, Millworkers' House and the Village Store. Entrance to the Interactive Gallery Soft Play Area is a separate charge paid on the day of your visit.  


Festive Colouring-In, Sleigh Selfie & Letter to Santa
Children will receive a 'Festive Colouring-In' pack which includes a Christmas card template and a Festive Mask template which they can either take home, or complete at New Lanark. If completing at New Lanark, all colouring-in pencils and craft materials will be supplied for use on site - these are not to be taken away. Don't forget to take your Sleigh Selfie photos at our event reception and visit the School for Children to write and post your letter to Santa!


To pre-book ‘‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’ tickets: click the button below to visit our online ticketing site or contact us if you require assistance on / 01555 661345 (Office hours 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday)

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Festive Pantomime 'Beauty and the Beastie’ Tickets 2018

Our Christmas pantomime this year is brought to New Lanark by the Arkeen Theatre Company. The fun-filled pantomime for 2018 is Beauty and the Beastie. Children and adults alike will love this fun, Scottish twist on the classic fairytale!

'Festive Pantomime - Beauty and the Beastie' Ticket Prices

• Adult Pantomime : £5.00
• Child (2-15) Pantomime: £5.00
• Under 2s Pantomime: Free
• Family of 3*  Pantomime: £12.00
• Family of 4*  Pantomime: £17.00
• Family of 5*  Pantomime: £21.00
• Essential Carers Pantomime: Free 

* Must include at least 1 adult

To pre-book panto tickets: check the table below for your desired date/time and then click the ‘book tickets’ link below.   

Pantomime tickets DO NOT include entry to the New Lanark Visitor Attraction or Santa’s Grotto. If you would like to visit Santa’s Grotto & the New Lanark Visitor Attraction you must purchase ‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’ tickets in the section above. 

Pantomime Date Pantomime Times Availability
Saturday 24th November

12pm      2pm      3.30pm

Sunday 25th November

12pm      2pm      3.30pm

Saturday 1st December

 12pm      2pm      3.30pm

Sunday 2nd December

 12pm      2pm      3.30pm

Saturday 8th December

 12pm      2pm      3.30pm 

Sunday 9th December

 12pm      2pm      3.30pm 

Saturday 15th December

 12pm      2pm      3.30pm 

Sunday 16th December

  12pm      2pm      3.30pm 

Saturday 22nd December

12pm      2pm      3.30pm 

Sunday 23rd December

  12pm      2pm      3.30pm 

Monday 24th December

  12pm      2pm      3.30pm 


Pantomime information

• Pantomime tickets DO NOT include entry to the New Lanark Visitor Attraction or entry to Santa's Grotto.
• You must attend the date/time of the panto you have purchased tickets for - tickets are non- refundable and non-transferable to any other performances.
• Please arrive at the New Lanark Visitor Centre at least 20 minutes before the start of your performance.
• You MUST bring printed copies of your tickets. These will be emailed to you in PDF format.
• Seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Before the performance begins you will have the chance to purchase tubs of New Lanark Ice Cream and a selection of confectionery.

To pre-book ‘Festive Pantomime - Beauty and the Beastie’ tickets: click the button below to visit our online ticketing site or contact us if you require assistance on / 01555 661345 (Office hours 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday)

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