december, 2022

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Event Details

Be inspired by Henry VIII’s Royal Beasts as you take an after-hours stroll through Hampton Court’s Palace of Light festive trail.

When: December 7 to January 2

Where: Hampton Court Palace

Ticket price: Palace of Light tickets – Adults £14.50, Child (5-15 years) £9.50. Family 1 adult 2 children £33.5. Family 2 adult 2 children £43.20. Half price entry for HRP Members

Hampton Court Palace & Palace of Light combi tickets: Adults £37.90, Child £21.20. Family 1 adult 2 children £69.70. Family 2 adults 2 children £107.70

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More information from organisers:

Join a majestic menagerie of mythical creatures at the latest after-hours light trail at Hampton Court Palace.

As dusk draws in at this famous royal retreat, visitors are invited to step into a fantastical world of glittering unicorns, lordly lions and galloping greyhounds, all set within the palace’s magnificent gardens and courtyards. Inspired by Henry VIII’s heraldic beasts, commissioned to decorate his imposing palace as a show of power and might, these magnificent illuminations promise to delight visitors of all ages.

Returning to Hampton Court Palace following its launch in 2021, this year’s light trail has more elaborate installations and dramatic displays. This includes a sea monster lurking in the canals of the Great Fountain Garden. Also, there is a polka-dot panther lanterns in the Wilderness. Visitors enter a dragon’s mouth and walk through the twinkling belly of the beast, or pose for a photo with beautifully illuminated Griffin wings. The historic cobbled courtyards and gardens come to life with more magical beasts and mesmerising projections.

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December 7 (Wednesday) - January 2 (Monday)

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