Christmas at Kew

Enter a botanical world filled with seasonal cheer...

Christmas at Kew 2024

Date and time

Selected dates, 13 November 2024 to 5 January 2025

4.20pm to 10pm

24 December – Event closes at 9pm – entry slots are reduced accordingly at all gates

Last Entry

Brentford Gate: 7pm (6.20pm on 24 Dec)

Elizabeth Gate: 7.20pm (6.20pm on 24 Dec)

Victoria Gate: 8pm (7pm on 24 Dec)


Kew Gardens

Entrances at Victoria Gate, Brentford Gate and Elizabeth Gate


Non-member adult: Off peak £25.50 / Peak £32

Member adult: Off peak £21.50 / Peak £26

Family and child tickets available

As one of the UK’s leading and most acclaimed illuminated trails, Christmas at Kew is an unmissable opportunity to herald the start of Christmas or welcome in the New Year. 

It’s a botanical world brimming with seasonal cheer as twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air. Discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. 

For a moment of reflection, pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, wander beneath larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

Along the route, our delicious independent street food vendors will offer tasty festive delights, from hot food and sweet treats to spiced winter warmers and hot chocolate. 

Walk under the stars and have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas.

Important information

  • There will be limited capacity with timed entry to Christmas at Kew so make sure to plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.
  • The Gardens close at 10pm with last entry at 8pm (up to an hour earlier on 24 December 2024).
  • For entry times, ticket information, contact details and more, here is everything you need to know for Christmas at Kew.
  • To make a booking for fifteen people or more, please visit our group booking page.
  • Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs) aren't permitted at this event and must be left at the gates.
  • Learn about our Christmas at Kew sustainability strategy.
  • Have a question about Christmas at Kew? Read our FAQs.
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