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The Christmas Itinerary

The Christmas Itinerary

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching and we invite you to leave the stresses of everyday life behind and enjoy the excitement that comes with this joyous season.

See the Isle of Man Steam Railway turn into the magical Santa Express, taking you and your little ones on a journey to visit Santa's Grotto or treat yourself to seasonal tasty treats onboard the Christmas Dining Car. Can't resist a bit of retail therapy? Visit one of many wonderful Christmas markets held across the island where you'll be spoilt for choice with a range of local artisanal goods.

Discover our round up of exciting events happening all over the Isle of Man this festive season below and create memories that will last a lifetime.

27th November

PEEL CHRISTMAS MARKET

This year's Christmas Market will take place in Peel Market Square from 2pm with a selection of stalls from local traders and crafters. There will be entertainment throughout the day, from a visit from Father Christmas to carol singing and a firework display.

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27th - 28th November

LAXEY VILLAGE CHRISTMAS MARKET

Laxey's fabulous festive fayre is back! Expect wonderful crafted Christmas cards, gifts and produce from local artisans, homemade cakes that will tantalise your tastebuds and of course a visit from Santa himself.

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30th November - 22nd December

TEA WITH SANTA

Have tea with Santa at Tynwald Mills! Enjoy a delicious roast carvery and desert where Santa will visit your table with a gift for your little ones. Tickets are £25 per adult and £15 per child.

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2nd - 31st December

FESTIVE DINING CARS

Steam into Christmas onboard the Festive Dining Cars. Now in its 8th year of service, its a wonderful way to bring together family, friends and loved ones this festive season. From fine dining and traditional Christmas feasts to afternoon tea delights, there's something for everyone.

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10th December

Manannan's Winterfest

Manannan's Winterfest returns to the Gaiety Theatre in a unique concert celebrating Manx Christmas traditions through a collaboration of the island's finest exponents of classical, folk, brass and choral music, with a sprinkle of local humour and drama added to the mix!

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11th December

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT THE GROVE

Visit The Grove to see the house come to life with Christmas cheer and festive spirit. Meet the Victorian Father Christmas and enjoy plenty of festive crafts and entertainment.

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11th - 19th December

THE SANTA EXPRESS TRAINS

Take a ride on the Santa Express and visit Santa'S Grotto where all children and babies will receive a wonderful gift from Father Christmas and his helpers. The Dining Car will be waiting for you on your return with a welcoming warm atmosphere and seasonal tasty treats.

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18th - 31st December

JACK & THE BEANSTALK PANTOMIME

Meet hero Jack, his brother Silly Billy and his mother Dame Trott as they attempt to beat the evil giant in the sky and save the village. Will Jack save the day and fall in love with the beautiful Princess Jill? There's only one way to find out...don't miss this year's spectacular pantomime!

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21st - 28th December

CINDERFELLA, YESSIR!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one and all. Join Cinderella, Zip and Fairy G as they escape the evil step-mother and meet the Prince. Unlike any other Cinderella, swap the standard glass slippers for a pair of converse and the fairy godmother for a wannabe rockstar.

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  1. Peel Christmas Market, Lights & Santa

    Isle of Man ,

    Peel Town Commissioners are holding a Christmas Market alongside the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

  2. Laxey Village Christmas Markets

    Laxey

    Our annual fabulous festive fayre is back at The Institute. Wonderful crafted Christmas cards, gifts and produce, our lovely cafe full with tempting meals and homemade cakes and of course a visit from the big man himself Santa

  3. Tea with Santa at Tynwald Mills

    St Johns

    We are delighted to be holding Tea with Santa once again at Tynwald Mills.

  4. December Dining Car Experiences

    Douglas

    Themed trains such as the Dining Cars of the World and Steam Theme series are extremely popular and create unique dining experiences with menus inspired from around the world.

  5. Manannan's Winterfest

    Douglas

    Manannan’s Winterfest returns to the Gaiety Theatre in a unique concert celebrating Manx Christmas traditions through a collaboration of the Island’s finest exponents of classical, folk, brass and choral music, with a sprinkle of local humour and drama added to the mix!

  6. Victorian Christmas at The Grove

    Ramsey

    Visit The Grove on 11th December to see the house come to life with Christmas cheer and meet our Victorian Father Christmas.

  7. Jack and the Beanstalk - Panto

    Douglas

    Meet our hero Jack, his brother Silly Billy & his mother Dame Trott as they attempt to beat the evil giant in the sky and save the village. Will Jack save the day and fall in love with the Beautiful Princess Jill?

  8. CINDERFELLA, YESSIR!

    DOUGLAS

    Hello Little People are once again ready to wow the Island's audiences with its new original production; CINDERFELLA, YESSIR!
    Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one and all. Join Cinderella, Zip and Fairy G as they escape the evil step-mother and meet the Prince.

  9. The Santa Express Trains

    Douglas

    Take a ride on the Santa Express to Santon Station and visit Santa's Grotto where all children and babies receive a fabulous gift from Santa and his helpers.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Peel Christmas Market, Lights & Santa (54.22363,-4.6957)Tea with Santa at Tynwald Mills (54.20831,-4.63477)3.89
Tea with Santa at Tynwald Mills (54.20831,-4.63477)December Dining Car Experiences (54.14786,-4.48524)10.66
December Dining Car Experiences (54.14786,-4.48524)Manannan's Winterfest (54.15484,-4.47838)0.81
Manannan's Winterfest (54.15484,-4.47838)Victorian Christmas at The Grove (54.33247,-4.39404)18.47
Victorian Christmas at The Grove (54.33247,-4.39404)Jack and the Beanstalk - Panto (54.15147,-4.48192)18.85
Jack and the Beanstalk - Panto (54.15147,-4.48192)CINDERFELLA, YESSIR! (54.17891,-4.46857)2.86
CINDERFELLA, YESSIR! (54.17891,-4.46857)The Santa Express Trains (54.15147,-4.48192)2.86
Total Distance *58.38 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.88 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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