Christmas Drive-In Events with SKOOT

Christmas Drive-In Events with SKOOT

This year will be SKOOT’s first-ever Christmas – we can’t wait! Get your car decorations sorted and your Christmas jumpers on because it’s set to be a Christmas to remember. 

Sure things will be a little strange but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Christmas a little differently… like from your car! Here’s a list of our favourite Christmas Drive-In events around the country and near you. So carry on reading to see our guide showcasing Christmas events around the UK that we love the most. Although we’re out of Lockdown, there’s still restrictions in place – don’t let that stop you from getting out and about this festive season because there’s still lots that you can do.

Christmas Events Near You

We’ve split the geographic location into 5 sections so have a skim to find your local area. The drive-in events vary from meeting Santa, Drive-In cinema’s to watch your favourite Christmas movies like Elf and Home-Alone, Christmas light shows at iconic national landmarks such as Waddesdon Manor to spending Christmas at Alton Towers. The prices vary belowfrom £15 – £100 and we advise you to pre-book tickets before arrival (check event website for full details).

North West 

  • Tarvin Sands Reindeer Centre and Fishery 5, 6, 12 – 20 Dec) – Manchester 
  • Drive-in Cinema (12 – 27 Dec) –  Event City, Manchester
  • Drive-in Cinema (11 – 24 Dec) – Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
  • Christmas Lights (3 Dec – 10 Jan) Dunham Massie 

North East 

  • Christmas Lights (All Dec) – Belton House
  • Christmas Walkthrough Lights (11-30 Dec) – Tyne and Wear 
  • Christmas Adventure Quest (1 – 24 Dec) – Tyne and Wear
  • Alnwick Garden Meet Santa(11 – 24 Dec) –  Northumberland


  • Winter Lights (3 Dec – 31 Jan) – Waddesdon Gardens
  • The Father Christmas Experience (2 – 24 Dec)  – Marsh Farm
  • Wild Lights and Santa (3 Dec – 3 Jan) – Worcestershire
  • Christmas at Alton Towers (17 – 23 Dec) – Staffordshire

South West 

  • Christmas at the Palace (5 – 22 Dec) – Wells
  • Christmas at Stourhead (4 Dec – 3 Jan) – Wiltshire
  • Michael Buble Tribute (18 – 23 Dec) Bournemouth 
  • Christmas Garden Trails at Hestercombe 5 Dec – 3 Jan)- Somerset

South East

  • Winter Wonderland and Fireworks (18 – 20 December) – Maidstone 
  • Tulleys Drive-In Christmas (5, 6, 12, 12, 19 – 24 Dec) – Crawley
  • Lapland UK (2 – 24 Dec) – Ascot
  • Christmas Pantomime (20 – 24 December) – Hertfordshire
  • Santas Grotto (5, 6, 12 – 24th December) – Brighton 

How to Use SKOOT to Get to the Drive-In Event

SKOOT’s Shared Drive and Instant Ride functions are most favourable to get to your Christmas event as they are the perfect tool to map your journey – getting to your destination in the most efficient route and sharing the costs. By using SKOOT, we also ensure that your drive is totally carbon negative by planting a tree for you. Not quite a Christmas tree but consider it your Christmas Gift to mother nature this year. 

You also don’t have to share a lift to still socialise with your mates and family in one big group. Why not split off into smaller, safer groups within your bubbles and still all head to the same events together, carbon negatively?

Don’t forget about our latest feature Errands this Christmas too, this function is all about helping out those around it who need it the most. Whether that is helping them out with some Christmas Shopping or picking up a prescription they are unable to collect, Errands lets you organise it all. 

You, your family and friends have lots to look forward to this Christmas so get SKOOTing to these fantastic Christmas events and get in that festive spirit to fight off the COVID blues. We’d love to do every single one on this list but couldn’t possibly make it, so share your photos with us on social media if you try one of our recommended drive-in Christmas events 2020. 

Christmas is a time for getting together and spreading love and joy to those closest around you. We’re all about giving back too – which is why we have waived our fees throughout the festive period. 


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