Christmas at The Falkirk Wheel

It’s almost that time of year again – our Elves have been working hard all year, getting ready for another magical Christmas at the Falkirk Wheel.
This year we have a selection of seasonal events and activities to enjoy, not to mention delicious festive fayre to devour. Whether you’re looking for festive family fun, or Christmas cuisine with colleagues, read on to find out more about what’s on offer this Christmas at The Falkirk Wheel.

Please take note of our festive opening hours below. From all at The Falkirk Wheel, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Eve ……………………… 11am – 6pm

Christmas Day ……………………… CLOSED

Boxing Day …………………………… CLOSED

27th – 31st December ………… 10am – 3pm

New Year’s Day …………………….. CLOSED

2nd January ………………………….. CLOSED

Festive Lunches

Our stylish Blueprint Room offers and exclusive and unique space for you and your guests to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy our festive dining experience.

Enjoy our festive fayre for just £20 per person, which includes the private dining room with your own chef and waiting staff. Limited dates are available – click here to fill in our enquiry form!

View our Festive Lunch Menu


NEW FOR 2019 – Cookie Decorating with Mrs Claus

Join us in the Visitor Centre for a cookie decorating workshop with Mrs Claus herself! The classes last 30 minutes and involve decorating 3 cookies which you can take home with you – if you can manage to make it home without sampling your tasty treat!

Our cookie making classes will be running at 11.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, costing £5 per child. Spaces for this event are limited, book now to avoid disappointment!


Santa Boat Trips

Sail through the sky like Santa on his sleigh on our festive themed boat trips. Get into the Christmas spirit in our Visitor Centre before your trip with face painting and festive fun before boarding Archimedes or Antonine for a wheely festive trip.

Dance and sing with the Elves as you take a special journey on The Falkirk Wheel. A special visitor will be on board ready to hand out gifts to all the good girls and boys, so you better make sure you’ve been nice and not naughty this year!

Kids and parents can visit Santa on:

  • Saturday 14th December
  • Sunday 15th December
  • Friday 20th December
  • Saturday 21st December
  • Sunday 22nd December
  • Monday 23rd December
  • Tuesday 24th December

Click here to book your Santa boat trip now!

Ticket prices include the boat trip and a festive gift for each child.

In the event of unforeseen weather, the boat trip on the Falkirk Wheel may not be possible. We will provide an alternative Santa’s grotto in the basin. No refunds will be issued in the instance of bad weather. Cancellations or changes can be made up to 48 hours before the time of your Santa Boat Trip.


ASN Friendly Boat Trips

This year we will also be running ASN-Friendly boat trips on Friday 20th December. If you are interested in finding out more or booking one of these trips please get in touch with us by contacting or calling 0870 050 0208


Seasonal Cafe Menu

We’re delighted to bring some festive fayre to our Visitor Centre Cafe menu throughout December – including a FOOT LONG pigs in blankets baguette!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out what fresh festive feasts we have for you throughout the holiday season.

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