november, 2023

wed15novsun07janChristmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew

Event Details

See Kew Gardens transformed into a magical winter light trail for Christmas at Kew, which returns with never-before-seen installations.

When: Selected dates from November 15 to January 7. 4.20pm to 10pm entry slots.

Where: Kew Gardens

Ticket price: Non-member adult: Off peak £22.50/ Peak £29.00. Member adult: Off peak £19.50/ Peak £24.00. Family and child tickets available

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Image credit: Raymond Gubbay Ltd, Richard Haughton

More information from organisers:

Brand-new installations will showcase Kew Gardens in a whole new light. The UK’s original festive light trail returns to the world-famous botanic gardens in London this November.

Since the inaugural Christmas at Kew trail in 2013, this event has paved the way for festive displays across the country. This year’s trail is a celebration of nature by night, bringing Kew’s incredible natural architecture to life. Visitors can expect the return of seasonal favourites alongside immersive new installations, eight of which are making their UK debut. Not to be missed, Christmas at Kew is enchanting seasonal experience for everyone to enjoy.

New installations for 2023

This Christmas, Kew is asking visitors to do One Small Thing. Illuminated illustrations inspired by the natural world will combine with evocative messaging, encouraging visitors to make a small change and help protect the environment. This mirrors Kew’s mission, to understand and protect plants and fungi for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth.

For the first time, Kew’s iconic contemporary art installation, The Hive, will feature in the light trail. At a towering 17 metres tall, The Hive is a striking multi-sensory installation that connects to a real bee colony living at Kew. Over 1000 LED lights will glow and respond to a new rhythm triggered by a bespoke soundscape.

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November 15 (Wednesday) - January 7 (Sunday)

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