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Christmas at Kew Gardens 2019-2020

An unforgettable after-dark explosion of colours and a festive trail of lights

Christmas at Kew Gardens in London 2020 - Best Time
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Every winter the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, transform into Take an enchanting Christmas wonderland. The after-dark event features a mile-long trail through famous the park lit up with over a million of twinkling LEDs. In addition to the illuminated path, the gardens feature live performances, art installations, and stunning displays of thousands of laser beams.

Illuminated trail across Kew Gardens 2020
Illuminated trail across Kew Gardens

One of the highlights of the event that takes place since 2012 is Laser Garden and moonlit woods where refracting light lines of light bounce from tree branches. Beautiful Palm House Pond and Lake waterfront feature a festive flotilla of glowing boats. Fire Garden flickers and crackles attracting visitors with its popular pea-lit tunnel and Canopy of Light.

Christmas at Kew Gardens in London - Best Season 2020

Visitors can also enjoy spiced cider, warm mulled wine or hot chocolate with fried chestnuts or toasted marshmallows while observing light displays. Kids would love old-fashioned fairground rides and can meet with Santa and his elves.

Best time for Christmas at Kew Gardens in London 2020

If you want to save money, book tickets in advance, as buying them in person on the day costs more.