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Christmas at Kew 2016

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Seasonal illuminations lighting Kew after dark.

Tickets are now on sale.

There’s something for everyone at this festive time of year as our one mile sparkling path winds its way through the Gardens in a magical after dark experience.

A botanical wonderland awaits, with brightly coloured laser beams dancing over water, a Tunnel of Lights, scented Fire Garden and fairy-tale avenues of flora. Santa and his elves will be in the North Pole village, plus favourite vintage rides, Christmas gifts and traditional festive fare.

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Please note: on 17 December 2016, there will be no Christmas at Kew tickets available to purchase at the gate.

Event details

  • Event dates: Wednesday 23 November – Monday 2 January (not open 28, 29 November, 5, 6, 12, 13, 24 and 25 December 2016)
  • Event times: 5pm–10pm. Timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm
  • Event entry: Main entrance at Victoria Gate. Tickets with prepaid parking — entrance at Brentford Gate
  • Price: See ticket information. Entry price does not include rides

The trail is very popular and entry is by timed ticket, so you need to book well in advance to secure the date and entry time of your choice.

The trail opens at 5pm and closes at 10pm. You can choose from eight entry times. Visits are timed at 30-minute intervals from 5pm until 8pm and the last visit starts at 8.15pm.

Find out more about Christmas at Kew

You can also visit Kew at Christmas by day, when normal admission to the Gardens gives you access to a range of festive treats and activities.  Find out more on our Winter at Kew Gardens page, under Christmas activities.

A taste of the magic that awaits...

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