Christmas is coming and here on the Isle of Man, families are certainly getting into the festive spirit! If you are visiting friends and family this winter or wish to plan a future family Christmas escape to the Island make sure these welcoming family properties and festive experiences feature in your itinerary.

Special Journeys and Discoveries

Santa Train Groudle Glen Railway - 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th December 2018

Each year Santa and his elves take time out of their very busy schedule to meet those who travel on board the miniature railway through the beautifully scenic glen. You can even take a photo with the Elves so that you can remember your magical day out. As an added bonus adults can savour a delicious mince pie and mulled wine.

Summerhill Glen Christmas Illuminations - 1st December 2018 - 6th January 2019

Enjoy this year's Christmas illuminations in Summerhill Glen. Based in the Island's capital, Douglas, the Glen is easy to reach and can be enjoyed both day and night. Visit in the early evening when the festive decorations make the glen dazzle transforming it into its very own grotto for you to explore with your family and friends.

Winter Stargazing

Winter on the Isle of Man brings with it crisp clear cosmic skies. While you are out in the evening why not take the time to organise a family stargazing adventure. Just on the outskirts of the capital of Douglas there are two convenient Dark Skies Discovery sites at Marine Drive and Onchan Park. See our family tips for planning a night gazing at the stars.

Enchanting Events in Special Places