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Christmas at Kew

Departing Suffolk & Essex - Kew Gardens will once again transform into a magical after dark explosion of festive colour, as visitors embark on an illuminated trail inspired by the Gardens themselves.

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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 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, enjoy live performances, and be treated to immersive installations and spectacular displays.


Highlights of Christmas at Kew 2019

  • Discover a brand new trail including Waterfalls – an installation of cascading lights from the treetop walkways in the Kew Arboretum.

  • Interact with Vines, as you watch the colours change when you touch the LED installation.

  • Experience a laser light show in the newly reopened Temperate House. 

  • Wander along a 20-metre (65 ft) tunnel of light arcades in Bifröst, with hypnotic animations guiding the way.

  • Meander through a Fire Garden with enchanted ruby and emerald flames.

  • See a spectacular light, music and water display in front of the iconic Palm House.

  • Encounter a choir of holly bushes  and a walkway of glittering pink cherry trees.

  • Take the little ones to catch a glimpse of Santa and his elves along the trail, and enjoy vintage fairground rides.

  • Indulge in delicious Christmas treats and warming winter drinks in the food village at the end of the trail.

  • Tuck into food at the new Pavilion Bar and Grill, or pre-book a Christmas dinner in the Botanical restaurant. 


Approximate Timings

1700 Arrive

1720 Entrance

2130 Depart


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Colchester United FC Colchester United FC, United Way CO4 5UP (off A12)
Parking £7.00 per day.Please contact 01206 540424.
Ipswich Railway Station Ipswich Railway Station, Burrell Road, IP2 8AL
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG

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