Christmas lights and winter illuminations

Across the country our staff and volunteers are working hard to illuminate houses, decorate Christmas trees and hang thousands of twinkling lights. Take in the sparkling and colourful lights as night falls at a place near you.

A young girl stands by reindeer Christmas lights

Echoes of Calke's Christmas past, Derbyshire 

16-17 and 23 December 2017

As darkness falls experience Calke in all its twinkling glory. Follow the lanterns to the candle-lit church and see the pleasure grounds all aglow.

The exterior of Coleton Fishacre house lit for Christmas

Coleton Aglow, Devon 

23 and 27-31 December 2017

This Christmas Coleton Fishacre will be glittering and sparkling with festive cheer. See the house, streams, beautiful trees and exotic features of the garden lit for the festive period.

Dunham Winter Lights 1

Christmas light trail at Dunham Massey, Cheshire 

Until 24 December 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Dunham Massey, and the gardens are all aglow with light. Follow the one-mile sparkling path as it winds through the woods to see the canopy illuminated with shards of light and hung with snowflakes and sparkling baubles. There will be plenty more magical surprises along the way, not least the spectacular water feature finale.

The cellarium at Fountains Abbey lit up at Christmas

Music and lights at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire 

23 and 27-31 December 2017

Take a festive stroll through Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. See the trees twinkling with light and the abbey all aglow. Stop by the cellarium to catch some live festive music.

Powis Castle’s illuminated garden at Christmas

Illuminated gardens at Powis Castle, Powys 

Fri-Sun between 1-17 December 2017

Brighten up your dark winter nights with a stroll around Powis Castle and Garden. The formal gardens, terraces and courtyard will be spectacularly illuminated for the festive season.

The Saloon dressed traditionally for Christmas at Saltram house, Devon

Enchanted Christmas at Saltram, Devon 

28 November 2016 - 1 January 2017 (excluding 25 & 26 December)

Brighten up your evenings with a stroll around the enchanted illuminated gardens at Saltram. See the house magically decorated with inspiration taken from some well-known fairy tales.

Waddesdon Imaginarium 2017

Winter light at Waddesdon Manor 

Inside and out this year's Christmas Winter Light programme and decorations are inspired by Waddesdon's real and imagined animals. Don’t miss the Imaginarium show and Electric Menagerie light installations in the grounds.

A lady standing in front of a giant Christmas tree

Christmas by twilight at Wallington, Northumberland 

22 December 2017

Visit Wallington after dark to see the house beautifully decorated and illuminated for Christmas. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy festive music in the Central Hall.

Floating candles alight surrounded by greenery

House of Light at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire 

Until 31 January 2018

All around the Manor, local groups are creating a series of new artworks inspired by light and science, with each space representing different meaning. Take a tour through the rooms and see Isaac Newton’s home in quite literally in a new light.