The Isle of Wight Christmas Event 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 2021 with a magical Christmas event the entire family will adore. From glistening illuminated ancient woodland to an immersive walk-through experience. Not only will the star of the show, Pippa and Pop the Polar Bears be there to meet you, but they’ll have a few friends from Blackgang Chine with them too. You can also look forward to live carols, delicious food, Christmassy drinks and festive crafts.

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 – ‘The tale of the naughty elf’. Once you’ve booked your tickets you’ll be reading a little story and a letter from Smudge the naughty elf who needs your help! 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.

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.

Red Funnel Ferry Blog

23 November 2021

By Red Funnel in Articles