Enchanted Entrance via the Barbican Gate
Visitors will enter via the sparkling and twinkling Barbican Gate located in the heart of Antrim Town Centre. Let the enchantment experience begin as you pass through into a world of magic and wonder as the Enchanted Winter Garden enfolds in front of you.
Don’t forget to visit Father Christmas in his festive grotto, and meet the main man himself as he counts down to Christmas Eve! Santa will be with us right through this year’s event, so come armed with your secret wishes and you never know, they might just come true!!
A Sea of Lights
Set against the beautiful Castle Gardens, thousands of sparkling bulbs and twinkling fairy lights will wash the trees and turrets in a sea of festive colour.
From the Barbican Gate right through to Clotworthy Courtyard and the Parterre, lights will dance sparkle and glow, giving everything an enchanting glow like you’ve never seen before.
The Big Wheel
Take a trip into the night sky surrounded by the twinkling lights and ambience of the gardens below. The Big Wheel, a 35m high festive Ferris Wheel will take you beyond the tree tops to gaze at the starlit sky.
Remember to stop and say hello to our festive friends who will be out exploring the garden. Keep an eye out as they spread Christmas cheer, and sometimes a little mischief!
A must-do for any thrill seeker, the Vintage Wave Swinger will take those who dare on the ride of their life. Hurtling through the night sky, you will experience the gardens like never before.
Like the Sparkling Swings as pretty as can be the spinning saucers will twinkle and delight the younger visitors in equal measure as they spin around in the gentlest way.
Come and be enchanted by Wonderland Wood but only if you have been tremendously good……..
Take a stroll to the Sugar Drop Stop and wander through Lollipop Lane. Wonderland Wood is a magical place along the riverside where fairies, elves and Christmas pixies have sprinkled their fairy dust and made the woods their magical Christmas home.
Festive Food Fayre
The Fayre is the perfect way to round up your Enchanted Winter garden experience with a tempting array of festive foods – and, of course, a warming mug of spiced mulled wine. You can almost smell roasted chestnuts in the air…
Countdown to Enchantment