Festive Spectacular at Ally Pally

24 November 2023 to 7 January 2024 Alexandra Palace

Fun-filled festive season for all the family at Ally Pally

Alexandra Palace is all set for a festive spectacular kicking off this November with activities on offer for all ages including ice skating, theatre, pantomime and Santa’s Grotto, plus the world-famous Paddy Power World Darts Championships!

It all kicks off when star of stage and screen Keith Allen leads a brilliant cast in Mark Gatiss’s acclaimed retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, following a phenomenally successful run in 2021. Filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects, prepare to be frightened and delighted in equal measure as you enter the supernatural Victorian world of A Christmas Carol in the hauntingly atmospheric Alexandra Palace Theatre.

As you make your way to the Theatre, festive lights and decorations will transform our East Court. Here you will find our Santa’s Grotto where children can meet, receive a gift from and have their photos taken with the big man in red alongside carol singing with local school choirs on 11, 12 and 13 December at 4.30pm. Booking for Santa’s Grotto will open soon, please register your interest to be the first to get your hands on tickets when they go on sale.

The Ice Rink will look particularly merry this year with a huge Christmas tree in the centre of the rink, Christmas lights, festive music, and snow. Why not book onto one of our Festive Skate sessions or Christmas Ice Discos and enjoy whizzing around the rink to your favourite Christmas tunes? While you’re here, enjoy a tasty mince pie, mulled wine or Baileys hot chocolate in our festive East Court Café.

Our beloved annual pantomime on ice is back (oh no it isn’t!) and this year Ally Pally Amateur Productions will take you on a magical journey to Neverland, featuring all your favourite characters from the much-loved tale Peter Pan, performed by a cast of home-grown talent of all ages and Disney on Ice professionals.

On the west side of the Palace we welcome back the raucous Paddy Power World Darts Championships (15 Dec-3 Jan). Although tickets are well and truly sold out, we couldn’t talk about Christmas without mentioning the darts and look forward to another star-studded field and some ridiculous fancy dress!

We’re delighted to say that Christmas at Ally Pally has something for everyone. Make a day of it, make a night of it, make a day and night of it, Ally Pally looks forward to welcoming you back for a Christmas celebration to remember!

Festive Spectacular at Ally Pally : 24 November - 7 January 2024 

Further Information: Alexandra Palace