Christmas at Kingston Lacy 2022

A house lit up in purple

The after-dark trail through the illuminated garden at Kingston Lacy returns in 2022, with new installations. Book now to create enchanting memories this festive season.

2-4 December and 7-24 December 

The magic is back at the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy near Wimborne, Dorset. Over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun. Look forward to some time together with friends and family as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, then walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the larger-than-life illuminations and, to make a moment to remember, don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tempting treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a perfectly festive spiced winter warmer*, hot chocolate* or toasted marshmallows* shared with someone special.

Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.

*separate charges apply

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

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.

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 FAQs

Got a question about the illuminated after-dark trail at Kingston Lacy? Check the FAQs in the Support Centre to help you plan your visit.