A warm welcome waits at Dreamland this Christmas as it transforms its indoor spaces to create an undercover festive setting for all the family to enjoy. There’s Christmas cheer for everyone from delicious seasonal food and drink to fun craft activities to keep the kids busy during cold winter days.
Celebrate with a spectacular line up of music, entertainment and festive film fun as the nights draw in and don’t forget to book your ticket for the ultimate New Year’s Eve with Pendulum in The Hall by the Sea.
The countdown to Christmas begins with:
Festive fun and Christmas Characters
Step inside and strap on your skates for our Festive Roller Rink where you can skate indoors in our retro Roller Disco enjoying the feel good beats every day in December. Our resident Frosted FM DJ will spin the Christmas classics and spread the festive cheer between 12-4pm on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December. Members skate free!
Raymond Briggs’ much loved Snowman and the Snow Dog and Father Christmas will be delighting visitors on 9 December, with a special appearance from these festive characters. Arrive early to avoid disappointment and don’t forget to bring your camera to capture some festive snaps with the little ones from 12-4pm, with priority entry at 11am for members.
Our Roller Diner will become a festive Holiday Hangout every day between 12-10pm. Catch a Christmas movie or a winter sports screening, play in the Pinball Parlour and games room, or enjoy some ‘hygge’ with a mulled wine and delicious Scandinavian meatballs.
Step into a winter wonderland inside our Giant Snow Globe to enjoy a white Christmas and merry festive scene – the perfect place to snap a family photo and capture the essence of the season! Or try your hand at making some Christmas Crafts in our Woodland Lodge on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th,15th and 16th December and daily from 22nd to 31st December from 12-4pm.
Get prepared for Christmas with a spot of festive shopping in our special Pop-up Christmas Shop. Stock up on festive goodies including ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs to make sure Rudolph knows where to come on Christmas Eve and Santa Letter Kits so the kids can get their Christmas wishes off to the North Pole on time!
Seasonal food and drink
Dreamland’s Roller Diner menu is getting a continental makeover this Christmas so try a Baked Camembert, Swedish Meatballs or Truffle Mac ’n’ Cheese. All your Dreamland Diner favourites are available too, from burgers and bockwurst to sweet potato fries and Buffalo chicken wings, there’s something for everyone.
Warm up with a hot chocolate or mulled wine and enjoy a delicious selection of sweet treats such as mince pies, gingerbread, Christmas doughnuts and cinnamon buns.
The Roller Diner will be open every day between 12-10pm so you can grab a bite to eat or relax with one of our selection of artisan beers and ciders before or after our amazing events.
Music events and entertainment
Matt Jam Lamont Presents “History of Garage & Bass”.
UK garage royalty Matt Jam Lamont graces Hall By The Sea with his nomadic celebration series, “History of Garage & Bass”.
Joining him on the day will be fellow UKG legends DJ Luck & MC Neat, bassline poster man Bassboy, production chameleon Champion with MC Serious and Bugzee. Vibes are guaranteed!
Tickets £20.00 + booking fee in advance, £17.50 + booking fee for Dreamland members
1st December 2018, 20:00 - 02:00, doors at 19:30, last entry 23:00, Hall By The Sea
This is an 18+ event
Southbeats presents Sigma DJ Set
After their huge main stage headline set at Southbeats 2017, Kent’s biggest music festival has teamed up with Dreamland to bring SIGMA back to Kent for their debut show in the Hall By The Sea!
Tickets start from £15 + booking fee in advance.
8th December 2018 21:00 - 02:00, last entry 23:00
This is a strictly 18+ event.
Get loved-up and into the festive spirit with a special free screening of the all-time favourite romantic Christmas comedy, Love Actually (15). Get warm and fuzzy in the Roller Diner on Friday 14th December with live music from the Margate Social Singing Choir at 7pm, followed by the screening at 7.30pm.
14th December, 7pm, Roller Diner
This is a 15+ event.
Book to see AGMP present Bad Manners + support Max Splodge (Splodgenessabounds) live in the Dreamland Ballroom. Bad Manners became a constant feature in the singles chart in the ‘80s with tracks such as “Can Can”, “Just a Feeling”, “Walking in the Sunshine”, “Buona Sera”, “My Girl Lollipop” and more.
Tickets £20.00 + booking fee in advance
15th December 2018, 19:00 - 23:00
This is an 18+ event.
Big Fish Little Fish
Join us for a jingle bell ball with the award winning, world famous Big Fish Little Fish family ravers as they bring acid house, techno, house and drum ‘n’ bass to an all-ages crowd on Sunday 16th December. They’ll be bubbles, balloons, confetti cannons and a snow machine!
Tickets from £8.50 + booking fee in advance. Babes in arms / pre-walkers go free.
16th December, 14:00 - 16:00
This event is suitable for ages 0 – 8 years.
Book your ticket to see Pendulum play a headline DJ set on Monday 31st December, bringing the ultimate New Year's Eve party to Hall By The Sea.
Tickets start from £30 + booking fee, limited VIP tickets available
31st December, 21:30 - 02:00 in Hall By The Sea
This is an 18+ event.
Steve Gotkine, Chief Operating Officer at Dreamland comments: “We’re inviting visitors to Dreamland this Christmas to step inside and enjoy a host of fun, in-door activities, tasty seasonal food and drink and a fabulously festive line-up of music and entertainment. There’s no need to look any further to enjoy some Christmas cheer in Margate and add some spice to your festive plans.”
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One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland Margate is a world-class visitor attraction offering all the fun of a festival for the whole family. Located opposite the golden sands of rejuvenated Margate, visitors to Dreamland can enjoy vintage, family and thrill rides, pop-up entertainment, live music and art installations, alongside eclectic bars and street food.
Since re-opening in 2017 after significant investment, Dreamland has continued to deliver fun experiences with a twist of the unexpected, from hosting 15,000 people at the Demon Dayz music festival featuring Gorillaz to opening a range of exciting new rides throughout the 2018 season. Dreamland was also voted Runner-Up for Best Family Theme Park at the 2017 Family Traveller Awards. With fast road and rail links, you can visit Dreamland Margate in less than 90 minutes from London.
The amusement park and rides are closed for winter with all indoor areas – the Roller Disco, Roller Diner, Hall by The Sea, Ballroom and Octopus’s Garden soft play – open to the public for activities and ticketed events, taking place throughout the festive season.
For opening dates and a full programme of events and times visit dreamland.co.uk.