Spend an evening in London’s famous Kew Gardens as you’ve never seen them before. Filled with festive illuminations, interactive displays and a Victorian fairground, you’ll soon be singing carols and looking for Father Christmas. Follow trails of over a million flickering lights, illuminating trees and gardens throughout the park on a specially chosen trail.
What to see and do
There’ll be singing trees, giant flowers, kaleidoscopic projections lighting up the palm house as well as a fire garden. Children can visit North Pole Village to see Santa and his elves and enjoy toasting marshmallows around the fire with a warming cup of hot chocolate.
Eating and drinking
Independent street food vendors will offer tasty festive delights along the route, so along with the usual mulled wine, you can look forward to delicious foods of all kinds from around the world.
Tickets and prices for Christmas at Kew
With COVID-19 precautions in place, booking ahead is required. Tickets fall into two categories: off peak and peak. These cost £21.50 and £26.50 online respectively (plus a £2.00 transaction fee). Availability varies depending on whether you want to use Lion Gate, Victoria Gate or Brentford Gate. Lion Gate seems to have the most availability, while Brentford Gate has the least.
Children’s tickets are £14.00 and £16.50 respectively, and children under 4 go free (but a ticket is required). Family tickets are available starting at £65.00 for off-peak and £76.00 for peak sessions. There are also discounts for Friends of Kew.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.