2023 Christmas Lights Tour

8 months ago Fri 13th Oct 2023

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The Lights tour for 2023 is now SOLD OUT - See you on board

The popular Christmas Lights Tour is back this December and we cannot wait to welcome you on board! Get wrapped up ready for a unique festive experience for all the family aboard an open top bus.

Running from Friday 8th December right through to Saturday 23rd December, this year including Sunday's, there are more chances to secure your seat on this sell out event. The Southern Vectis Christmas Lights Tour offers spectacular views of the Isle of Wight at night and visits some of the Island's best Christmas light displays. 

With the bus decked out in tinsel and lights, Christmas tunes playing overhead and Santa behind the wheel, the Christmas Lights Tour is the perfect festive night out for families, friends, couples, adults and children alike - a truly unique way to enjoy the Island at Christmas.

There is limited capacity on each trip so make sure you book as soon as the tickets go on sale to avoid disappointment.

Leaving Newport Bus Station at 6.30pm we will once again be stopping off for refreshments at our Charity of the YearThe Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Cafe and Shop. You will be able to buy mulled wine, hot chocolate, filter coffee, tea or a soft drink plus a festive treat doughnut, sweets, or a mince pie. The Wildheart Shop will also be open for fabulous Christmas gift ideas for all the family.

The whole trip will last around 120 mins. Wrap up warm and join us for some festive fun.

Joining us from the mainland? Hop aboard Route 1 from the Red Jet into Newport Bus station to meet with the Christmas Lights Bus. Coming over via the Wightlink Fastcat or Hovertravel? Ryde Bus Station is just a 5 minute walk away and you can jump on a bus to Newport. 

Wherever you're coming from, wrap up warm, get your Festive hat and take your seat for the magical Christmas Lights Tour this December – doggies are welcome too!



Dates: 8th December right through to 23rd December 

Start time: 1830 from Newport Bus Station

Duration: 120 minutes approx. 

Stop off: 30 mins stop off at The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Cafe in Sandown 

Seats: 47 top deck

Conditions: Chilly! Wrap up warm

Cancellations: If your chosen date is cancelled due to bad weather, we will contact you and rebook your trip for another date. Refunds are not offered if you decide you cannot make the trip. 

Dates from Newport:

Monday 11th, 18th

Tuesday 12th, 19th

Wednesday 13th, 20th

Thursday 14th, 21st

Friday 8th, 15th, 22nd

Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd

Sunday 10th, 17th


Adult: £14
Children (Under 16): £9
Family: £37 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Babes in arms do not require a ticket as long as they can sit on the parents lap.

Dog are welcome. 

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