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Ready, set, GLOW get your tickets for Enchanted Winter Garden!

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Northern Ireland’s most sensational Christmas extravaganza,the Enchanted Winter Garden is set to return to Antrim Castle Gardens, bigger and better than ever!

Organised by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, this magical family experience will amaze and entertain all from Saturday 25 November to Tuesday 19 December.

The dazzling array of festive lights and decorations will set the scene for a truly enchanting evening. Visitors can embark on a magical wonderland adventure through the illuminated gardens, with attractions old and new, to include the Wave Swinger, Teacups and carousel to name a few.

Make sure to visit the Festive Fayre and choose from an array of delicious foods, with a designated seating area where you can take a break, have a bite and take in the festive surroundings. There will also be live entertainment, and a Santa's grotto.

The star attraction, and back by popular demand, is the 35-metre-high Ferris Wheel with its panoramic views of the majestic magical gardens and the historic town of Antrim.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper commented:

“The Enchanted Winter Garden is a much loved Christmas tradition for our Borough and I am delighted to see it returning for another year. We look forward to welcoming back families from across the region to experience its unique atmosphere, fun and festivities. It’s a great way to get into the festive spirit and enjoy some family fun.”

Two special evenings of Inclusive Enchantment will return on Wednesday 6 December and Wednesday 13 December for adults and children with additional needs, offering a quieter experience.


Tickets are priced at £10 for an adult, £7 for a child (under two’s go free) and £30 for a family ticket, with tokens purchased separately for rides and attractions.

Discounted ticket price freeze applies to residents of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit


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