Don’t listen to hearsay. Christmas is not cancelled. Head up the hill for a fun-filled festive season for all the family at Alexandra Palace!
It all begins when internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories brings its celebrated production of The Gruffalo’s Child to our Victorian Theatre. Tall Stories’ hit musical adaptation of the award-winning sequel to the much-loved picture book The Gruffalo promises songs, laughs and lots of fun for families.
As you make your way to the theatre, festive lights and decorations will transform our East Court. Here you will find Santa’s Grotto where children can meet, receive a gift from and have their photos taken with the big man in red.
Skating is a year-round activity at Ally Pally, but the ice rink feels particularly merry at Christmas time and gives an opportunity for a full-on-festive day out. Book onto one of our hour long public skate sessions or Christmas Discos and enjoy whizzing around the rink to your favourite Christmas tunes, followed by mulled wine and other festive treats in our Ice Cafe.
The Theatre is also the venue for the Ally Pally Christmas Film Season. Christmas classics on show include Elf, Die Hard, Miracle on 24th Street and Santa Claus the Movie among others.
All in all, we’re delighted to say that Christmas at Ally Pally has something for everyone. Make a day of it, make a night of it, make a day and night of it, Ally Pally looks forward to welcoming everyone back safely for a Christmas celebration to remember.
Please note that you can now only attend events with people from your household or social bubble; you’ll be asked to confirm this at check out!
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Book onto one of our hour long public skate sessions or Christmas disco nights (every evening from 6.30pm during School Holidays) and enjoy whizzing around the rink to your favourite Christmas tunes, topped off with a mulled wine or other festive treat from our ice cafe. To book a skate simply select a date from the navigation to see what sessions are available on the day that you would like to visit. Sessions last 60 minutes. The Christmas skate experience is available every weekend in December and throughout the school holidays between 19th December and 3rd January. Due to Covid-19 you must pre-book online – we are not accepting payment on the door for public sessions or courses at this time. Please read our FAQs before you book your skating session as we’re doing things a little differently now.
Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.