Christmas at Kew

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Christmas at Kew. Photo: Jeff Eden © RBG Kew
Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with more than one million sparkling Christmas lights. Read More


Take an enchanting journey into a glittering wonderland with Christmas at Kew at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

The popular after-dark Christmas event returns for a fifth year, with its mile-long trail through the famous botanic gardens, lit up with more than one million lights.

Get together with family and friends and follow the illuminated path around the gardens. Hear the chorus of Singing Trees before arriving at a wonderful glistening lake, where you’ll witness an underwater display of lights.

In 2017, you could discover an ephemeral walkway of giant bubbles, clusters of trees wrapped in ribbons of changing light and a gigantic weeping beech tree, The Great Broad Walk Borders illuminated for the first time at the event, and a spectacular light, music and water display in front of the iconic Palm House.

Little ones could catch a glimpse of Santa and his elves performing panto along the trail, and enjoy a ride on the Victorian carousel and helter skelter.

There are also usually plenty of delicious Christmas treats and warming winter drinks to be enjoyed in this magical atmosphere that’s guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit.


Prices and Opening Times

Save money by buying tickets in advance. Tickets do not include rides.

Opening Times:

Christmas at Kew is usually accessible via pre-booked, timed entries.

Venue Details & Map

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

+44 (0)20 8332 5655
Public transport:
Tube and London Overground: Kew Gardens Train: Kew Bridge

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