Antrim Castle Gardens will once again come to life with sparking lights, flickering flames and festive sounds as Northern Ireland’s most popular Christmas experience makes a welcome return.

The Enchanted Winter Garden will return from Saturday 27 November and run through to Tuesday 21 December transforming Antrim’s award-winning Castle Gardens into an after-dark illuminated outdoor experience for all the family. This year’s event makes a spectacular return with a dazzling array of festive attractions sure to entice the whole family along and capture the magic of Christmas. This outdoor extravaganza will operate on an advanced booking only basis, restricted capacity and timed entry to allow families to safely step through the historic Barbican Gate to be greeted by festive fairies, creatures, street artist performers, and fire jugglers – not forgetting the mischievous Golly the Elf! The star attraction, and back by popular demand, is the 35-metre-high Ferris Wheel with its panoramic views of the majestic magical gardens and the historic town of Antrim. The breath-taking Wave Swinger and the magical Carousel will also be returning, alongside a host of traditional fairground attractions. The Festive Fayre is a feast of scrumptious food and drink where a host of artisan food stalls will serve up delicious, tasty festive treats from gooey toasted marshmallows to s’mores and hot chocolate to complete your Enchanted Winter Garden walk under the stars.

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T&Cs: The closing date for this competition is Friday 3 December 2021. A Family Pass is for two adults and two children. This prize does not include extra tokens for separate rides and attractions at the event. Editor’s decision is final. Usual ni4kids T&Cs apply. Visit for details.

The Enchanted Winter Garden will run through to Tuesday 21 December. Advance booking is strongly advised. Tokens can be purchased separately for rides and attractions. Book your tickets at

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