Christmas lights and winter illuminations

Enjoy dazzling winter light displays coming up for Christmas 2021 at the places we look after. Lift your spirits when you take in a festive show at a local place filled with colour and joy.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey

Winter lights at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

See the trees lit up with vibrant colours at Anglesey Abbey this winter. Explore the grounds after dark and see the light show – every ticket you buy goes back into caring for Anglesey Abbey, so visitors like you can enjoy these sort of experiences for years to come.

Christmas lights at Belton

Christmas lights at Belton House, Lincolnshire 

Belton will be transformed with sparkling lights, snowflakes and festive baubles adorning the trees. Plan a visit to take an evening walk through the grounds and see your favourite place in all its festive glory.

Children walking in front of the illuminated house

Christmas lights at Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester 

Explore the illuminated trail at Dunham Massey after dark. The winding gardens and deer park will be lit up in a festive display of twinkling lights. Please book your visit in advance and follow the latest government guidance on travel.

Family running through a tunnel of twinkling lights

Christmas lights at Gibside, Tyne & Wear 

Light up the dark winter nights with Christmas lights at Gibside. You can follow an illuminated trail lit by lanterns, flickering flames and majestic sculpture as it winds through the eighteenth-century gardens.

Colourful Christmas lights illuminate the trees

Christmas lights at Killerton, Devon 

See a different side to Killerton as you explore the illuminated trail after dark. Discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and beneath trees drenched in vibrant colours.

A woman under a light tunnel

Christmas lights at Kingston Lacy, Dorset 

Spend time together at Kingston Lacy this winter, and create everlasting memories as you see the gardens lit up with colours. Go on a magical journey with your loved ones and discover twinkling lights and festive decorations to ring in the season.

An Ignite illuminated trail

Ignite at Nymans, West Sussex 

Between February and March 2022, experience Ignite, an after-dark trail in the garden at Nymans. Step into an enchanting landscape and enjoy moments of reflection and playful discovery along this illuminated trail.

Glowing mushroom installations in the dark

Ignite: fire and fantasy at Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

Ignite is an after-dark experience in the garden at Polesden Lacey. Step into an enchanting landscape that will fill you with wonder and enjoy moments of reflection and playful discovery along this brand new illuminated trail, which takes place between 23 October and 7 November 2021.

Christmas at Stourhead 2021

Christmas lights at Stourhead, Wiltshire 

Winter nights will be lit up at Stourhead with a beautiful display for you to marvel in. Following the success of last year's Christmas lights, the grounds will be decorated with festive cheer for you to ring in the season in style. Book your ticket now to enjoy the festive season with your loved ones.

Ignite at Tyntesfield

Ignite at Tyntesfield, near Bristol 

Throughout February 2022, experience a lights show like no other at Ignite at Tyntesfield. Explore the illuminated trail after dark, where you can wander between flickering flames and majestic trees.

Waddesdon Manor illuminated in colour

Christmas lights at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire 

At Waddesdon this Christmas, the grounds will come to life with a dazzling light trail through the gardens. From dusk, the Manor's façade will be bathed in light. See an exhibition in the Coach House at the Stables and tuck into delicious festive food.

A family hold hands in winter clothes whilst gazing up at a magically lit colourful tree.

Christmas lights at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire 

The gardens at Wimpole will be lit up with colour this winter. Make your way through the illuminated trail throughout the gardens and enjoy the spectacle. Lights, lasers and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun, making the most wonderful time of year even more magical.