As twilight falls, let the magic begin….
What better way to celebrate Christmas than by entering a magical world of lights and music at some of the most beautiful gardens in England. I’ll add more gardens as they’re announced, so keep checking the list.
Last year, many of the gardens sold out so remember to book early.
CHRISTMAS AT KEW GARDENS
From 18 November to 3 January
“Join us for the most magical time of year at Kew Gardens as our after-dark trail lights up for 2020.
Returning for its eighth year, our enchanting winter trail takes a new route, leading you for the first time through the beautifully illuminated Rose Garden.
Old favourites and brand new light installations will sparkle and glow around you, bringing festive cheer to you, your family and friends.
Discover a glittering tunnel of bells, giant illuminated seed heads and majestic trees wrapped in light on your way to the dazzling treetop waterfall, where beams of light interplay in a breath-taking aerial dance.”
CHRISTMAS AT STOURHEAD
From 27 November – 3 January
“Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics, as you wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.
Discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky and trees wrapped in light on your way to Crocus Lawn, where a carpet of larger than life flora glows gently in the moonlight. Framed by glittering trees, stroll along Heart Walk and beside reflections dancing playfully on the lake.
There are giant baubles and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever changing ribbons of colour. The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year, why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames.”
CHRISTMAS AT DUNHAM MASSEY
From 20 November to 30 December
“Now in its fourth year, surround yourself with sparkle as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.
Enter beside giant glittering deer into a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics. Wander beneath stunning tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Immerse yourself within bouncing lines of light and discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky.
Stroll beside colour-changing lakeside reflections and under trees dripping with silvery shards of light, baubles and stars. Huge snowflakes create an aerial kaleidoscope over the Gardens and the tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour. This year, why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the crystal and fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames.”