Christmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Bigger than ever before
Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.
Laser Garden and moonlit woods
New this year, enter the moonlit woods and step into a Laser Garden where refracting lines of light playfully bounce across the branches.
Then stroll towards the Lake and pause at the waterside reflections made by a festive flotilla of hundreds of glowing boats gently bobbing on the shimmering surface.
Fire Garden

Glimpse the sculptural Fire Garden as it flickers and crackles in the distance, whilst the much-loved pea-lit tunnel is re-imagined as a vast Canopy of Light.

Watch the Palm House Pond finale springing to life with brightly criss-crossing colours, water screen projections and jumping light jets that dance to seasonal classics.

Treats under starry skies

Complete your trail with tempting treats under the stars – a spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts and toasted marshmallows fills the air, and browse Kew’s well-stocked shop for that extra special gift.

For the young ones, don’t miss the vintage fairground rides* and look out for Santa and his elves along the way.


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