Anglesey Abbey Winter Lights 2021

Nature by Night. Nature by Light. Winter Lights 2021 is now sold out, but if you've been lucky enough to have booked a ticket, our tenth year is set to be our best ever and everything you need to know to prepare for your magical night can be found here. We can't wait for you to join us from 3-19 December.

What to expect...

Light projection of an owl in the trees

Light and projection

The Projection Studio will be bringing their award-winning visual skills to the event and Cambridge Film Projects are back for a second year, creating nature themed projections on the house and mill.

A copy of The Lost Words Spell Songs book amongst greenery


Local Cambridge author Robert Macfarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris will be providing recordings of nature themed poems from their latest literary collaboration - The Lost Spells. Listen out for sounds of nature along the trail with recordings provided by The Sound Farmer.

Visitors watching live music at Anglesey Abbey


The trail will feature music from The Lost Words Spell Songs, written in response to Robert Macfarlane's poetry. Enjoy music in the courtyard and orchard, with a whole host of talented musicians from Cambridge Folk Festival and Cambridge Jazz Festival. This year we're also looking forward to welcoming the Cambridge Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Black and White picture of Lord Fairhaven's Rolls Royce

Your arrival

Our cheerful parking marshals will be ready to receive and park you on the night, and will park you as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please be aware, assistance dogs are welcome at this event only.

Waffle + Co horsebox

Calling all foodies

We're very excited to be working with a variety of local street food vendors this year, so whether you fancy vegan and vegetarian street food from Vegetaria, pulled meats from Pull me Cherie or you want to treat yourself to something sweet from Waffle + Co or Caffé Mobile, there's something for everyone. Please note that Redwoods Restaurant will be closed during the event.

Anglesey Abbey - Winter Lights 2016

Wrap up warm

Winter evenings can be very chilly, so please layer up and wear warm clothing. Suitable footwear is required as the route encounters multiple terrain – we’d recommend boots or wellies! Please feel free to bring a torch for any areas with low light.

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Find Mobiloo located in the staff and volunteer car park

Mobiloo at Anglesey Abbey 

We're thrilled that Mobiloo will be joining us on Saturday 18 December 2021. With an accessible toilet, adult-sized changing bench and hoist, and someone one hand to support you. Find out more about Mobiloo.

Staying safe*

You can book with confidence knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to monitor and respond to the coronavirus pandemic situation as it evolves.

Current plans in place for your comfort and reassurance include:

  • Planning the trail route to manage visitor flow
  • Reducing the number of tickets available at each time slot for your greater safety and comfort
  • Additional cleaning and hand sanitisation stations
  • Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas.
  • We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness.
  • If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don't visit.

* On arrival please check in using the NHS app. QR codes will be provided around the route.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The safety and well-being of visitors is our priority and we have worked hard to ensure Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey is safe and follows government guidelines. If we have to cancel the event due to extreme weather or government guidance, you will be contacted and issued with a refund. However, if you wish to postpone or request a refund due to COVID, please call our Box Office team on 0344 2491895 who will do their best to help. Please note that refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis. Booking fees are non-refundable.

A father with his child in front of the illuminated silver birches at Anglesey Abbey

Share your snaps 

We love to see your Winter Lights photos! Why not take a selfie in the orchard at our selfie spot? Send your pics to or post them on our social channels using the hashtags #AngleseyAbbeyWinterLights #AAWinterLights

Anglesey Abbey Winter Lights 2016
Thank you

You're helping care for the estate

By joining us at our biggest fundraiser of the year, you're helping look after Anglesey Abbey for generations to come.