Dreamland announces Step Inside Christmas programme

Christmas at Dreamland Photo Frank Leppard

Dreamland has announced its Christmas programme following news that the Frosted Fairground will not take place this year and rides and the main park are closed until next Easter.

Instead Dreamland will create ‘Step Inside’ in its undercover spaces with seasonal food and drink and craft activities.

There will also be a line up of music, entertainment and festive films and a New Year’s Eve party with Pendulum in The Hall by the Sea.


The festive Roller Rink will take place in the retro Roller Disco. A resident Frosted FM DJ will spin Christmas classics between Noon-4pm on December 1,8,15,22 and 24. Members skate free.

Raymond Briggs’ much loved Snowman and the Snow Dog and Father Christmas will be delighting visitors on December 9, with a special appearance from the 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 Noon-4pm, with priority entry at 11am for members.

The Roller Diner will become a festive Holiday Hangout every day between Noon-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 Scandinavian meatballs.

There will also be a giant snow globe and Christmas craft making in the Woodland Lodge on December 1,2,8,15 and 16 and daily from December 22-31 from Noon-4pm.

A rave for the whole family at Dreamland

Big Fish Little Fish family ravers bring acid house, techno, house and drum ‘n’ bass to an all-ages crowd on Sunday, December 16. They’ll be bubbles, balloons, confetti cannons and a snow machine!

Tickets from £8.50 plus booking fee in advance. Babes in arms / pre-walkers go free.

December 16, 2pm-4pm

This event is suitable for ages 0 – 8 years.

Food and shopping

Festive goods will be on offer at a pop-up Christmas Shop with items including Santa Letter Kits.

Dreamland’s Roller Diner menu gets a continental makeover  with Baked Camembert, Swedish Meatballs or Truffle Mac ’n’ Cheese. Diner favourites are available too, from burgers and bockwurst to sweet potato fries and Buffalo chicken wings.

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 Noon-10pm.


Matt Jam Lamont will be at 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 + booking fee in advance, £17.50 + booking fee for Dreamland members

December 1, 8pm-2am, doors at 7:30pm, last entry 11pm, Hall By The Sea

This is an 18+ event

Southbeats presents Sigma DJ Set

Tickets start from £15 + booking fee in advance.

December 8 9pm-2am, last entry 11pm

This is a strictly 18+ event.

Bad Manners

Buster Bloodvessel 

Book to see AGMP present Bad Manners and 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 plus booking fee in advance

December 15, 7pm-11pm

This is an 18+ event.


Pendulum Photo by wonker from London, via Wikimedia Commons

Book your ticket to see Pendulum play a headline DJ set on Monday, December 31, bringing the ultimate New Year’s Eve party to Hall By The Sea.

Tickets start from £30 plus booking fee, limited VIP tickets available

December 31, 9.30pm-2am in Hall By The Sea

This is an 18+ event.


A special free screening of the all-time favourite romantic Christmas comedy, Love Actually (15) will also take place in the Roller Diner on Friday, December 14  with live music from the Margate Social Singing Choir at 7pm, followed by the screening at 7.30pm.


December 14, 7pm, Roller Diner

This is a 15+ 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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