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The light show at the Palm House during Christmas at Kew. © Richard Houghton / RBG Kew. Image courtesy of Kew Gardens.
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Go on a twinkling after-dark adventure around Kew Gardens, lit up with more than one million sparkling Christmas lights. Read More


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.

Christmas at Kew is now sold out. Book a bus tour of London's top Christmas lights or check out these other sparkling light festivals.

Two girls look up as they walk through a tunnel of white lights at Christmas at Kew.

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. 

Find other Christmas lights across London and discover more things to do at Christmas in London. And check out other Insta-worthy light festivals in the capital during the winter months.

Venue Details & Map

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew, Richmond
+44 (0)20 8332 5655
Public transport:
Tube and London Overground: Kew Gardens Train: Kew Bridge

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