Christmas at Kingston Lacy 2021

A woman under a light tunnel

We’ve got lots of ways to celebrate the season at Kingston Lacy in 2021, bringing you all the sparkle of this most magical time of the year.

Visit by day to see the traditionally decorated house, whilst little ones can get into the seasonal spirit with Percy The Park Keeper and his animal friends on a winter wander trail.

Visit after hours for a brand new, after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens.

Christmas by day...

Christmas tree at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Join us as we celebrate in the house

There’ll be an air of sumptuous festivity in the house, with extravagantly decorated Christmas trees, garlanded fireplaces and a dining room set for a fabulous Christmas feast. Enter into the family festivities by adding a few pieces to a jigsaw, playing dominoes, or reading a special book in a cozy nook. This year for the first time we’re opening the Library, decorated as a quiet retreat for whichever members of the family are escaping the festive merriment!

Christmas after dark

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Christmas at Kingston Lacy illuminated light event has been cancelled on Saturday 1 Jan and Sunday 2 Jan. All ticket holders will be contacted by SeeTickets shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

3-5 December and 8 December-2 January 

There'll be an after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens this Christmas at Kingston Lacy. Spend time together and create everlasting memories as you make your way through the mesmerising trail. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) are not allowed on the trail, which runs through the formal garden. The trail is filled with stimulus that could upset or even hurt dogs. There will be flashing lights, speaker sounds, fire, fairground rides and many people. The safety of dogs was at the forefront of our mind when making this decision.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year when twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun at Kingston Lacy.

Look forward to some time together as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and beneath the trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the specially chosen illuminations and don't forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way. Complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer* or hot chocolate* for a luxurious treat.

*separate charges apply

A family looking at a multi-coloured tree

National Trust members

National Trust members receive free car parking. Simply select parking at the time of booking and your member parking will be validated on the evening of your visit by checking your membership card.

Christmas at Kingston Lacy brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust

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Christmas at Kingston Lacy FAQs

Got a question about the illuminated after-dark trail at Kingston Lacy? Take a look at the FAQs to help you plan your visit.