There’s something for everyone in our magical after dark experience. Our one mile sparkling trail winds its way through the gardens, illuminating trees and buildings and boasting over one million twinkling lights. From from thursday 22 November 2018 to saturday 5 January 2019.
Enter between two giant Christmas trees festooned with ribbon and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour. Follow the path between a carpet of light gently swaying like blossom and stop for a moment of reflection at the scented Fire Garden inspired by Five Gold Rings from The Twelve Days of Christmas. Continue towards glittering trees dripping with giant crystals and gaze at colour-changing reeds rising high into the night sky. Just ahead glimpse the Tunnel of Lights, this year animated by over 60,000 lights making patterns and pictures to a festive soundtrack.
New for 2018 — Christmas dinner at Kew’s Botanical restaurant. Two sittings are available, with dinner before or after your visit to the trail. Choose dinner at 5pm, in conjunction with a 7pm ticket to visit to the trail, or visit the trail first at 6pm, followed by dinner at 8pm. Must be pre-purchased in conjunction with your trail ticket, with entry at Victoria Gate.
Christmas at Kew opens at 5pm and closes at 10pm.
Main Entrance — Victoria Gate: Choose from nine entry times every 20 minutes between 5pm and 7.40pm.
Last entry at the main entrance, Victoria Gate is at 8.00pm.
Tickets with pre-paid parking at Brentford Gate — choose from eight timed entry slots, at 20-minute intervals, between 5pm and 7.20pm. Last entry at 7.40pm.