Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey 2018

Winter Lights is finally here. Here’s our top tips to help you get the most out of your evening.

9-11, 15-18, 23-25 November 2018

We’re excited to share some new displays and entertainment with you this year, and whether you’re a Winter Lights regular or it’s your first time, keep an eye out for ‘LED man’ who makes a return with something brand new in the orchard area.

Also new this year, try your hand at circus skills with a twist with our light up juggling balls and hula hoops.

Our top tips

Turn night into day

If you’ve enjoyed wandering through the gardens of an evening, imagine how spectacular the Winter Garden can look during the day. Pop back between 10am and 4.30pm daily to experience the twelve trees of Anglesey Abbey. With twelve installations across the property telling the story of Lord Fairhaven’s passion for collecting, each tree will be uniquely decorated to show a different part of Anglesey Abbey’s story.

Turn a day into a year

Take it one step further and enjoy a whole year of days out at special places like Anglesey Abbey, with National Trust membership. Our membership and Visitor Welcome team will be available throughout the night (and day!) to help you with any enquiries, or to help you join the 5 million members currently making use of all we have to offer. With prices from £5.75 a month, why not give it a go?

Volunteer with us

This event wouldn’t be able to run without the help and support of over 500 volunteers across all ten nights. From the car park, to catering and visitor welcome, every aspect of planning and running this event will have had the help of volunteers. They’ll be throughout the entire route, so if you see them, give them a cheery hello – it’s likely they’ll be a bit chilly!

Each year it takes over 450 volunteers to run our sell-out event. Whether you currently volunteer for the National Trust, or are looking to dip your toes in the water, Winter Lights can offer a brand new volunteering experience. With plenty of roles to choose from, including car parking, offering excellent visitor experience by becoming a ranger along the route, or helping to serve the many litres of mulled wine with our friendly food and beverage team, there's something for everyone. 

We are still looking for volunteers to help run this year's event. It doesn't matter what experience you've had, if you're good with the public, we'd love to hear from you. 

To get involved, simply email our Volunteering and Community Involvement Officer, Jack Watson to find out more.