Located at Victoria Gate and housed in traditional wooden chalets, the Christmas village is FREE to enter, so take your time, escape the bustle of the high street, and soak up the colourful atmosphere on your way to join the illuminated trail.
- Dates: 28 November 2013 to 4 January 2014 (please note the village is not open every night). Get details.
- Times: open 4.30pm - 10pm on illuminated trail evenings. Check dates (Last entry to Christmas Village at 9.30pm.)
- Price: entry to the village is FREE to all but separate charges apply for Santa’s Woodland Grotto, the Victorian carousel and family rides.
Festive food and drink
Our award-winning onsite caterers, Peyton and Byrne, source produce from the best artisan food producers in the country to bring you a fantastic selection from their famous bakery. Tuck into special recipe sausages and roasted Norfolk turkey in sourdough buns topped with caramelised onions, as well as tasty options for veggies. Be sure to try the waffles served with hot cherry sauce or Yule log ice cream.
Keep warm under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or a hot chocolate topped with whipped cream as well as roast chestnuts, cinnamon toffee apples and gingerbread.
Wander through the boutique Christmas market, a unique collaboration with creative taste-makers We Make London and local designer/maker craft traders representing the capital’s thriving and creative market scene. You’ll discover an assortment of hand-picked, irresistible gifts and tempting treats for foodies.
Look out for We Make London’s special pop-up Christmas boutique, where you’ll be able to snap up distinctive works by a range of designers – the perfect opportunity to do your Christmas shopping with lots to choose from such as: textiles, prints, fine art, fashion, homeware, jewellery, children’s toys, stationery, bags and needlework.
Our Christmas carousel has relocated to Victoria Gate this year and has been joined by a helter-skelter and a car ride for the very young.
Price: All the rides cost £2.
Dates: The rides are open daytimes from 28 November-5 January and every evening of the Christmas village.
Santa's Woodland Grotto
Visit Santa and his elves in their temporary evening woodland home at Kew!
Price: Our Santa experience costs £3 per child and every child gets a gift.
Dates: Santa's Grotto will operate from 28 November to 23 December, on illuminated trail evenings only.
Every night we will be entertained by local choirs and bands.
If you are in a choir and would like to sing at the Christmas village, please ring 020 8332 3688.
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