Two little girls standing with Santa in front of five Christmas trees with lots of presents beside them at Warwick Castle in Warwickshire

Best Christmas days out in Warwickshire 2024

There are loads of things to do in Warwickshire this Christmas! This is a comprehensive list of the best Christmas days out in Warwickshire. They include places to see Santa and other festive activities both with and without Santa visits. You can jump straight to each event using the links in the table below. Advance booking is essential at all attractions unless otherwise stated.

This post covers the Warwickshire area only. If you are looking for Christmas days out in nearby counties, please see below:

You can also check out my post about all the Pantomimes taking place across the West Midlands Region in 2024, which includes Warwickshire.

Santa sitting in front of a large fire place by a Christmas tree. Image is in black and white

Battlefield Line – Santa Trains

Information about the 2024 Santa Trains event has not yet been released. Below is information from last year’s event. I have linked to the events page of the website so you can check for more recent updates.

Book a table or compartment for a train ride with a difference onboard the Battlefield Line this Christmas. Santa will be joining you on board! This sold out last year so they advise booking early. Choose between the following options:


Sit at a table for four in an open plan coach. Adults will receive a mince pie and children receive a packet of sweets. Santa visits each table with small gifts for the children.


Sit in a private compartment in a group of up to eight people. Adults receive wine and a mince pie on board, while children are given a drink of juice and some sweets. Santa will visit each compartment during the journey with a great present for all the children.


The flagship Battlefield Line experience sees passengers arriving in their private compartment to find a festive hamper from the elves. Wine, festive goodies, soft drinks, mince pies, biscuits, crisps, satsumas and chocolates are all available, along with alternatives to suit dietary requirements as long as you let them know when booking. Santa visits each compartment, chats to the children and gives them a lovely present.

Dates: Not yet announced.

Website: The Battlefield Line

Review: Tripadvisor

Children’s Play Village Warwickshire

The Children’s Play Village has two events taking place during November and December. Pick the one you prefer and make sure you go for a Santa visit if you want to see Father Christmas while you’re there.

Santa Visits

The Snow Fairy joins santa on an adventure in the Christmas village. Look out for songs, dancing and a little magic as the pair meet other friends from the North Pole. All children receive a gift from Santa.

Dates: 1st to 23rd December 2024.

The Singing Princess

The Christmas village remains festive and sparkling after Santa has returned to the North Pole. For this post-Christmas eveng, a singing princess is on hand to entertain guests.

Dates: 27th to 31st December 2024.

Website: Children’s Play Village

Review: Tripadvisor

Coombe Abbey – Luminate Live

Luminate Live is a festive light trail that takes place in various different venues. The breathtaking, illuminated trail through Coombe Abbey Park will be back to delight and enthral visitors for Christmas 2024. It features gorgeous lighting elements and amazing light play set to ambient music. A magical experience for all ages. The light trail has been updated for 2024 with fresh artistic designs.

Dates: 30th November to 31st December 2024

Website: Luminate Live

Review: Coventry Live

Enchanted Tea Room – Various Festive Events

The Enchanted Tea Room in Leamington Spa always has some fabulous looking Christmas events. So far this year, they have announced Whoville themed Christmas events for 2024.

Afternoon Tea and Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch

Enjoy a Christmas show and “Grinchmas” afternoon tea. THere will be plenty of songs and dances and a Grinch themed menu including sweet and savoury treats, a selection of drinks and lots of green food! The Christmas show features Martha May, Cindy Lou Who, the Whoville elves and of course the Grinch himself. Let the café know whether your child will be on the naughty or nice list when they visit the grotto! The Enchanted Tea Room events sell out early, some dates are already booked up for December 2024.

Dates: At present the dates showing are 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2024. They may add more dates and additional events closer to Christmas.

Website: Enchanted Tea Room

Review: Tripadvisor

Hatton Adventure World Warwickshire – Enchanted Christmas Kingdom

Travel through a Winter Wonderland and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto. New for this year, visitors can wear 3D glasses to watch the magical forest come to life. Visit the North Pole post office and the gingerbread factory. Make your own reindeer food and learn about the legend of the Orient King’s Falcons. Mr Holly will be on hand with his creation station show and there is a wishing tree to visit too. The guinea pig village, farmyard favourites and play areas including Superslide Mania will be on offer as well.

Dates: Weekends from 25th November.

Website: Hatton Adventure World

Review: Stratford Blog

Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire

Information about the 2024 Christmas event at Kenilworth Castle has not yet been released. Below are the details of last year’s event. I have linked to the Kenilworth events page so you can check for more recent updates.

Visit Father Christmas at Kenilworth Castle and hear him telling stories among festive decorations. This is a group storytelling session and every child will receive a small gift. One adult can accompany each child and they advise arriving at least 15 minutes before your allocated time to see Santa.

Dates: Not yet announced.

Website: Kenilworth Castle

Review: I can’t find a review of the Christmas experience but you can read our review of a dog friendly family day out at Kenilworth Castle.

Stratford Upon Avon – Victorian Christmas Market

This year’s Christmas Market will have a different format in order to improve the experience for visitors and decrease disruption for the town. 200 stalls will be set up in the town on consecutive weekends, along with entertainment in the form of street performers. The usual main stage and funfair won’t be present this year which should allow visitors to explore more freely.

Dates: 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th December 2024.

Website: Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Review: Coventry Live

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire – Christmas at the Castle and Illuminated Light Trail

Information about the 2024 Christmas event at Warwick Castle has not yet been released. Below are the details of last year’s event. I have linked to the Warwick Castle events page so you can check for more recent updates.

Choose to visit Warwick Castle during the day or the evening this Christmas. Christmas at the Castle is the daytime experience with extra attractions that can be added to your day. Alternatively, visit the illuminated light trail after dark to see the castle from a different perspective.

Christmas at the Castle

The dazzling decorations, twinkly trees and festive flourishes. When attending Christmas at the Castle, visitors can also book stories with Santa and Mrs Claus. Listen to them telling you beautiful stories of joy and home that will inspire you for the festive season ahead. To complete your experience, book your slot to glide around the open-air ice rink in the castle grounds.

Light Trail

Visit the Castle after dark to stroll around the grounds looking at the illuminated light trail. The experience takes around 45 minutes and is a stand-alone visit. You can book tickets for both Christmas at the Castle and the illuminated light trail consecutively to combine the two.

Dates: Not yet announced.

Website: Warwick Castle

Review: Plutonium Sox

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