Christmas at Kew

As twilight falls, the magic begins...

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Date and time

Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020

5pm – 10pm (advance booking only)


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Kew Gardens

Enter via Victoria Gate


Adult: from £18

Family: from £52

Child 4 – 16: from £11

Under 4s free

Price doesn't include day entry to the Gardens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as our sparkling after dark trail returns to light up Kew Gardens.

A magical new route 

Now in its seventh year, the 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations. 

Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House.

A dazzling arch leads to a cascade of glowing silvery shards at the Treetop Walkway. Walk amongst immersive vines as they surprise with changing ribbons of light, and wander beneath the branches where mysterious fairy-fire known as Will-o’the Wisp softly glows. 

Christmas at Kew
Christmas at Kew, Jeff Eden © RBG Kew

Familiar favourites 

Familiar favourites will also return. The Holly Bushes will sing, the Tunnel of Light will twinkle with thousands of pea-lights, and the flickering Fire Garden takes its place amidst the festive experience.

Walk under larger-than-life arches of light and beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.

Christmas at Kew wouldn’t be complete without the Palm House Pond finale as jumping jets of light dance across the water to much-loved Christmas classics.

Complete a walk under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate. Choose from an enticing selection of street food along the trail. From sourdough pizza to award-winning pies, there's something to suit everyone. 

Gather around the fire-pit with family and friends to toast marshmallows and end the evening browsing Kew’s gift shops. Why not pick up some treats for the journey home?

For the young and young at heart there’s a Victorian carousel, helter skelter and other family rides. Don’t forget to look out for Santa and his elves along the way.

Everything you need to know for Christmas at Kew 

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