A sparkling trail through Kew Gardens
Book tickets. Advance tickets from £16 (£10 for children). Friends of Kew receive further discounts. Booking fees apply.
Fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.
Christmas at Kew is an evening event which takes place after the Gardens close. There are nine entry times to start your trail, every 20 minutes from 5pm (last entry 7.40pm).
Entrance to Christmas at Kew is not included in the price of general entry tickets to the Gardens.
Santa and his elves will be entertaining the family at the North Pole village and outside White Peaks café there will be a magical vintage fairground.
Warm up with some spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate or gather around the fire and toast your own marshmallows. A full children's menu will be available in our cafés.
Browse in Kew’s shops and explore our beautiful range of products including homeware, gardening gifts & stationery, perfect gifts and stocking fillers.
Make your evening extra special with our exclusive VIP package.
Your VIP experience includes fast track entry via Victoria Gate and access to a exclusive area in The Botanical restaurant overlooking the beautifully lit Palm House Pond for:
VIP tickets cost £45 per person. Available for the following trail times: 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.20pm and 7pm. Choose your trail visit date and time, then follow the prompts to book your VIP experience. Advance online booking only.
Make a whole day of your Kew Gardens visit by experiencing the Gardens by day and at night.
Gardens close at 3.30pm, you will have to leave and return for Christmas at Kew at your chosen visit time.
Tickets for the event do sell out so advance booking is always advised.
On the day
We keep back 100 tickets on the door at 5pm each evening, but these go very quickly so booking on the day cannot be guaranteed.
Peak and off peak dates
Depending on the date you choose, a peak or off peak rate will be applied. Off peak pricing applies on the following dates:
Wed 22 - Fri 24 November
Wed 29 & Thurs 30 November
Wed 6 & Thurs 7 December
Wed 13 & Thurs 14 December
Peak pricing applies on all other dates.
All tickets booked are subject to a single transaction charge:
Parking can only be booked in advance by phone or online. VIP package is only available online.
The main entrance to Christmas at Kew is Victoria Gate on Kew Road.
Brentford Gate is for ticket holders with pre-paid parking in Kew Gardens car park.
You can select your preferred entry gate when you buy your ticket online.
If you are delayed, these are the last entry times: