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Every year, Kew Gardens opens its gates for an illuminated trail at night. The perfect way to start Christmas.
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Christmas at Kew

Get into the holiday spirit with these special Christmas events in the World Heritage garden.

Every year, Kew Gardens celebrates the festive season with a beautiful, after dark experience as an illuminated trail wends its way through the Gardens. Running from late November to early January, since 2013 the Gardens have opened at night to allow people to experience the magic of the botanic gardens when it would ordinarily be closed.

Fire gardens, water displays, mesmerising light shows and beautiful art installations punctuate your journey to help evoke the spirit of Christmas, whilst always remembering that nature herself provides the most stunning backdrop of oaks, firs, chestnuts, cedars and pines.

Perfect for people of all ages, it's certainly a firm family favourite as young and old alike experience the excitement of Christmas in the unique setting of Kew Gardens.


Christmas at Kew


The trail operates on a timed admission basis with the first admission to the trail at 17:00. Please note that during Christmas at Kew, the Gardens close to daytime visitors at 15:30.


£18.50 per adult and £12 per child.