Winterland is set to return to Bluewater for Christmas 2023, bringing with it new attractions and seasonal food offerings, with tickets and token bundles on sale now.

The outdoor festive event where guests can enjoy winter-themed funfair rides, games, and attractions will return to Bluewater from November 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024.

The luminaire promenade will light the way to the festive fun and a new heart-shaped lighting feature.

Winterland will have a range of rides on offer, along with the classics - the bumper cars, waltzers, and for the first time ever, a double-deck carousel.

Brand-new arcade games have also been added this year, with guests able to win 1.5 metre-tall super plush toys by cutting a string with just the console’s joystick controls.

The 40-metre-high Observation Wheel will also be returning for 2023, providing guests with spectacular views over Bluewater and the surrounding Green-Flag status parkland.

Hot mulled wine, spiced cider, and hot chocolate will be available to fight off the winter chill.

There will also be a range of food on offer too, from Christmas coffees and loaded donuts to festive-themed Yorkshire pudding wraps featuring all the trimmings.

The reveal of Winterland’s 2023 line-up follows the announcement that Bluewater’s Ice Rink will return.

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The rink will also be located outside the Village, near Zizzi’s, and will sit under a clear roof, making it the perfect activity come rain, snow, or shine this festive season. 

The centre’s Christmas experience, Believe, is also set to return following a makeover for this year.

The Grotto will be open from December 1 right up until Christmas Eve and will be located inside Bluewater for the first time in the Lower Rose Gallery.

James Waugh, Centre Director at Bluewater, commented: “Christmas is truly one of the most magical times of the year here at Bluewater, and we’re thrilled to be welcoming back Winterland once again. 

“With a range of new and exciting attractions, we are sure guests that guests will love what Winterland 2023 has to offer. 

“To complete a perfect festive family day out, why not visit our outdoor, undercover ice rink and take a trip to meet Santa at the new-look ‘Believe’.

“As all our attractions are likely to be incredibly popular, we encourage guests to book early to guarantee their visit.”