The Isle of Wight Christmas Guide

The Isle of Wight becomes even more magical at Christmas with many festive events taking place throughout December. From frosty train rides and cheeky elves to life-size polar bears and winter wonderlands, the Island transforms to help you get in the festive spirit.


The Winter-wonderland tale of POLAR continues into December 2020 with a magical Christmas event the entire family will adore. From glistening illuminated ancient woodland to an immersive walk-through experience of a young boy’s dream world where toys come to life and nothing is as it seems.  Not only will the star of the show, Pippa the Polar Bear be there to meet you, but she’ll have a few friends from Blackgang Chine with her too. You can also look forward to live music, delicious food, Christmassy drinks and POLAR Market.

To find out more about POLAR click here

Christmas at Tapnell Farm

The exciting all-weather family attraction is back with another inspired Christmas event offering a brand-new Christmas adventure – ‘Santa’s Lost Present’. Once you’ve booked your tickets you’ll be reading a little story and a letter from Santa who’s lost a very special present and needs your help to find it! When you arrive, you’ll be guided by Santa’s elves on a fully immersive Christmas journey. Enjoy story-telling, an interactive puzzle and meet Santa’s very special friends along the way. The best bit – at the end of your journey you’ll get to meet Santa himself, but will you have found the lost present that you’ve been searching for?

To find out more about Christmas at Tapnell click here.

Santa Specials at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

To get in the Christmas spirit this December why not take an atmospheric Winter-wonderland steam ride at the Isle of Wight steam railway and meet Santa to tell him your Christmas wishes – and maybe you’ll get an early present too. Follow the pathway to Santa’s North Pole Station where you’ll be welcomed by the stations Master and his merry helpers. Next watch the wonderful entertainment before being led by one of Santa’s helpers to meet Santa on his traditional Victorian Carriage. 

Find out more about Santa Specials at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway here.

Forest Fables at Mottistone Manor

Visit the National Trust’s Mottistone Manor this Christmas and immerse yourself in a festive family show that will ignite the imaginations of children and parents as theatre makers conjure up magic in this live performance. Following a route through the manor, families go on a journey of discovery, learning about the hidden forces at work with nature. You’ll come across captivating, clever and curious creatures ready to impart their tales in this magical piece of theatre.

Find out more about Forest Fables here.

Red Funnel Ferry Blog

18 November 2020

By Red Funnel in Articles