Center Parcs at Christmas – The Ultimate Guide

Are you looking at visiting Center Parcs over Christmas?

Center Parcs is a great place to visit near Christmas or across Christmas Day. However, Christmas is a significant holiday, so there are several things you should know in advance of your trip.

When Do Christmas Activities Start at Center Parcs?

Center Parcs decorates especially for Christmas and hosts several exclusive activities. Center Parcs breaks over this period are called ‘Winter Wonderland Breaks’.

Christmas festivities at Center Parcs start on the 8th of November 2024 and run until the 3rd of January 2025. Visiting Center Parcs during this time provides you with:

  • Access to Winter Wonderland
  • Access to Santa’s Woodland Village
  • Ability to book exclusive Christmas activities
  • Christmas lunch in selected restaurants

Christmas activities at Center Parcs include:

  • Christmas Crafts Workshop
  • Christmas Pantomime
  • Design a Giant Christmas Stocking
  • Elf Academy
  • Elf Pots for Tots
  • Elf Pyjama Party

You can book Christmas Center Parcs activities online. Prices vary.

Can You Stay at Center Parcs Over Christmas?

All Center Parcs villages are open on Christmas Day.

Center Parcs breaks start on either a Friday or a Monday. As such, to stay at Center Parcs for Christmas 2024, you will need to:

  • Book a 4-night break starting on the 23rd of December.
  • Book a 7-night break starting on the 23rd of December.

How Much Does It Cost to Stay at Center Parcs Over Christmas?

It costs between £600 and £9,200 to stay at Center Parcs over Christmas. The price range of staying at Center Parcs over Christmas is vast and depends on several factors, including:

  • Center Parcs village
  • Accommodation Type (Apartment, lodge or treehouse)
  • Number of Guests
  • Number of days (4 days or 7 days break)
  • How far in advance you book

How far in advance you book your Center Parcs Christmas break will have one of the most significant impacts on price. The further in advance you book, the better the range of accommodation availability.

As Christmas approaches, affordable Center Parcs accommodation often gets booked up. Center Parcs then increases the price based on availability/demand. As a result, the remaining accommodation will begin to cost significantly more.


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What’s Open at Center Parcs on Christmas Day?

What’s open at Center Parcs on Christmas Day varies between years and lodges. On our most recent trip to Center Parcs over Christmas, here’s what was open:

  • Subtropical Swimming Paradise: Although the hours were reduced.
  • All restaurants
  • Customer services

Unfortunately, Center Parcs activities such as Archery or Bowling were not available. However, again, this is subject to change. Center Parcs also has limited operation on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Christmas Dinner at Center Parcs

Christmas dinner at Center Parcs is available on Christmas Day. Christmas dinner is served at most restaurants at Center Parcs, including:

  • Bella Italia
  • Amalfi
  • Café Rouge
  • Foresters’ Inn
  • Hucksters
  • Lakeside Inn

The exact locations will vary depending on the Center Parcs village you are staying at.

There is not enough space for everyone at Center Parcs to have Christmas dinner in the restaurants. As such, if you want Christmas dinner in a Centre Parcs restaurant, you must book well in advance.

You can only make reservations at a restaurant at Center Parcs once you have booked a Center Parcs break. Therefore, once you have booked your break, make your restaurant reservation immediately.


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  1. Hi Sally, to hear about your five year old 🙁 We hope you have a wonderful trip!