Experience Christmas like never before in 2020 by visiting any of the seven illuminated outdoor Christmas trails at iconic venues around the UK. These after-dark trails and the light installations within them have been specially created with visitors of all ages in mind by world-renowned artists and designers. People love them and they have fast become an annual festive tradition for many families and groups of friends.
So which trail should you attend this year? With the countdown to glow-time already underway find out more by reading on or simply visit mychristmastrails.co.uk
When: 18 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
Now in its eighth year, Christmas at Kew returns with a brand-new trail to illuminate the magnificent gardens. With over one million lights, this winter trail will be more twinkling and sparkling than ever before.
A must-do event in the London festive calendar, visitors can expect festive bursts of colour as they explore Kew’s iconic landscape. Tickets sell out fast each year, therefore early booking is advised.
When: 20 November – 31 December 2020
This family-friendly one-mile magical festive trail in the heart of the High Weald AONB countryside will once again be awash with colour.
Christmas at Bedgebury is full of seasonal surprises and shimmering reflections that cast light on beautiful silhouettes of majestic trees.
Tickets sell out fast each year, therefore early booking is advised.
When: 20 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
The illuminated trail makes a welcome return to Blenheim Palace transforming England’s finest view with a bright and magical winter walk like no other.
Inspired by the landscape itself, visitors embark on a winterland adventure, dramatically illuminated with stunning lights. Featuring lasers and light projections, visitors wander under magical tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with silvery shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
When: 20 November – 30 December 2020
The sell-out trail returns for a fourth year to this historic National Trust property. Look out for the giant glittering deer as you step into a world festooned with seasonal cheer where huge snowflakes create an aerial kaleidoscope over the Gardens and pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the crystal and fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames.
Tickets for Christmas at Dunham Massey sell out fast each year, therefore early booking is advised.
When: 26 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
Where: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Now established as a firm family tradition, the new trail for 2020 will showcase a botanical world festooned with seasonal cheer, with bouncing lines of light in the laser garden and giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky. Inverleith House will once again spring to life with a new festive projection across its historic façade.
Book your tickets for Christmas at the Botanics early to guarantee your preferred date and time!
When: 27 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
Where: Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Following last year’s success, Christmas at Belton will once again light up the historic tree canopies of this magnificent country-house estate.
Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way.
Book tickets early to guarantee your preferred date and time.
When: 27 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
Where: Stourhead, Mere, Wiltshire
Find new moments to share as the after-dark trail lights up the beautiful National Trust gardens at Stourhead, Wiltshire for a second year.
Walk past giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky and trees wrapped in light on your way to a field of crocuses, where a carpet of larger than life flora glows gently in the moonlight.
Be sure to book early to guarantee your preferred date and time.
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