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Christmas Events 2017

Christmas Events 2017 at New Lanark

Join us at New Lanark World Heritage Site to enjoy a magical family day out this Christmas! We have two types of tickets available which are sold separately to allow you greater flexibility in planning your day with us. The two types of tickets are ‘Christmas at the Mills’ and our ‘Festive Pantomime’.

New Lanark is managed by an Independent Scottish Charity, New Lanark Trust. By attending our Christmas Events you are helping New Lanark Trust continue to care for the historic village of New Lanark for future generations to enjoy. Thank you!

We are happy to accommodate groups of 20+ to our Christmas Events. If you would like to make a group booking for 20+ or require mobility access information our Bookings Team would be happy to assist you. Please contact them via or 01555 661345. Office hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

We have a range of catering options for snacks, lunch and dinner in the village include our welcoming Mill Café, Mill One Restaurant and Mill One Bar / Lounge. If you would like to stay overnight during your Christmas visit, within the village we have the New Lanark Mill Hotel, Wee Row Hostel and 8 self-catering Waterhouses. Click here to find out more about booking.

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"We attend a lot of Christmas events, but this one will be hard to beat"
"We had a fantastic time, thank you very much"
"Would definitely recommend this to everyone I know and will be returning next year"
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"Plenty to see and do. A great day out"


Important information - PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING

1. All tickets must be pre-booked in advance of the event to avoid disappointment. This can be done online up to midnight the day before the intended visit, however we advise booking as soon as possible. There will be no sales of tickets ‘on the door’.

2. As per our ticketing policy, ‘Christmas at the Mills’ and ‘Pantomime’ tickets are non-refundable  and non-transferable to another date once purchased.

3. To attend both the ‘Christmas at the Mills’ and the ‘Pantomime’ you must purchase both ticket and we strongly recommend booking your Pantomime tickets first. 

4. There is a maximum capacity on both ‘Christmas at the Mills’ and ‘Pantomime’ tickets per day.  If you would like to attend this year you must pre-book your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  

5. Christmas at the Mills opens at 10am and closes at 5pm. Your tickets will state 10am as the start time of the event but you DO NOT have to arrive at 10am, you can arrive any time during the day however we advise arriving early to make the most of your visit. The event will close at 5pm. 

6. Christmas at the Mills tickets DO NOT include the Pantomime.

7. If you require assistance please contact us on or 01555 661345 (Office hours 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday)  

8. On Christmas Event Weekends in December (+ Friday 22nd December) a free shuttle bus runs from the main visitor car park into the village.


'Christmas at the Mills’ Tickets

Christmas at the Mills New Lanark

‘Christmas at the Mills’ Ticket Prices

• Adult – Christmas at the Mills: £10.50
• Child (2-15) – Christmas at the Mills: £10.50
• Under 2s – Christmas at the Mills: £2.50
• Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) - Christmas at the Mills: £35.00
• Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) - Christmas at the Mills: £45.00
• Essential Carers – Free (please complete your booking online then contact us to add a Free Carer Place)

‘Christmas at the Mills’ tickets DO NOT include the pantomime. This must be booked separately via the link in the 'Festive Pantomime' section below. 

'Christmas at the Mills' Tickets include: 

The Spirit of Christmas Ride

Take a magical journey into Christmas on our sparkling festive ride. Meet your guide, Holly, who is here to tell you all about Christmas past and present!

Spirit of Christmas Ride

Santa's Grotto

What’s on your Christmas list? Visit Santa in his cosy Grotto and ask him nicely! Queues are expected. (Children will receive a small toy and book relevant to their age range)

Weekends until Christmas Eve, plus Friday 22nd December 2017.

Santa's Grotto

Entry to all other areas of the New Lanark Visitor Attraction

Step back in time and see how people lived, learned and worked in the past. Including the Roof Garden, School for Children (where you can post your letter to Santa), Robert Owen's House, Millworkers' House and the Village Store. Entrance to the Interactive Gallery Soft Play Area is a separate charge paid on the day of your visit.  

Roof Garden‚Äč

Festive Colouring-In, Sleigh Selfie & Letter to Santa
Children will receive a 'Festive Colouring-In' pack which includes a Christmas card template and a Festive Mask template which they can either take home, or complete at New Lanark. If completing at New Lanark, all colouring-in pencils and craft materials will be supplied for use on site - these are not to be taken away. Don't forget to take your Sleigh Selfie photos at our event reception and visit the School for Children to write and post your letter to Santa!

Weekends until Christmas Eve, plus Friday 22nd December 2017.

New Lanark Sleigh Selfie

To pre-book ‘Christmas at the Mills’ tickets: click the button below to visit our online ticketing site or contact us if you require assistance on / 01555 661345 (Office hours 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday)

Book tickets for Christmas at the Mills


‘Festive Pantomime - The Magic Shoes’ Tickets

The Magic Shoes Pantomime 
This year's fun-filled pantomime brought to New Lanark by the Arkeen Theatre Company is The Magic Shoes which is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Red Shoes. Kids and adults alike will love this fun tale featuring Jack, Rose, Rose's mum and the sneaky Shoemaker! 

'Festive Pantomime - The Magic Shoes' Ticket Prices

• Adult Pantomime : £5.00
• Child (2-15) Pantomime: £5.00
• Under 2s Pantomime: Free
• Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) Pantomime: £17.00
• Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) Pantomime: £21.00
Essential Carers – Free (please complete your booking online then contact us to add a Free Carer Place)

To pre-book panto tickets: check the table below for your desired date/time and then click the ‘book tickets’ link below.   

Pantomime tickets DO NOT include entry to the New Lanark Visitor Attraction or Santa’s Grotto. If you would like to visit Santa’s Grotto & the New Lanark Visitor Attraction you must purchase ‘Christmas at the Mills’ tickets in the section above. 

Pantomime Date Pantomime Times Availability
Saturday 2nd December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm Good
Sunday 3rd December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm Good
Saturday 9th December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm  Fair (2pm sold out)
Sunday 10th December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm  Good
Saturday 16th December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm  Limited
Sunday 17th December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm Limited
Friday 22nd December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm Fair
Saturday 23rd December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm Limited
Sunday 24th December  12pm          2pm          3.30pm  Fair

Pantomime information

• Pantomime tickets DO NOT include entry to the New Lanark Visitor Attraction or entry to Santa's Grotto.
• You must attend the date/time of the panto you have purchased tickets for - tickets are non- refundable and non-transferable to any other performances.
• Please arrive at the New Lanark Visitor Centre at least 20 minutes before the start of your performance.
• You MUST bring printed copies of your tickets. These will be emailed to you in PDF format.
• Seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Before the performance begins you will have the chance to purchase tubs of New Lanark Ice Cream and a selection of confectionery.

To pre-book ‘Festive Pantomime - The Magic Shoes’ tickets: click the button below to visit our online ticketing site or contact us if you require assistance on / 01555 661345 (Office hours 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday)

Book tickets for the Pantomime


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