Christmas lights and winter illuminations

Christmas is going to be a bit different for everyone this year, but you can still enjoy dazzling winter light displays at places we care for. Lift your spirits when you take in the show at a local place filled with wonder and festive joy.

Latest update

We're working closely with our partners and relevant local authorities to bring the magic of our winter lights trails to you safely, in line with government guidance. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is of utmost importance to us. Find the latest information on each winter lights show at the places linked below.

Christmas lights at Belton

Christmas lights at Belton House 

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.

Christmas at Dunham Massey 2020

Christmas lights at Dunham Massey 

Explore the illuminated trail at Dunham Massey after dark. For the fourth year in a row, the winding gardens and deer park will be lit up in a festive display of twinkling lights. Book your visit in advance to kick start your winter celebrations when the season arrives.

A man and a woman in front of a carpet of candles

Ignite at Gibside, Tyne & Wear 

Light up the dark winter nights with Ignite at Gibside. New for 2020, follow an illuminated trail lit by lanterns, flickering flames and majestic sculpture as it winds through the eighteenth-century gardens.

Ignite at Kingston Lacy

Ignite at Kingston Lacy, Dorset 

This December experience Ignite - a brand new after-dark experience in the garden and parkland at Kingston Lacy. Produced for the first time in partnership with Sony Music, this illuminated trail offers moments of reflection and playful discovery that create an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

Glowing mushroom installations in the dark

Ignite: fire and fantasy at Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

Coming in February 2021, experience Ignite: a brand new after-dark experience in the garden at Polesden Lacy. 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.

The garden illuminated at Christmas

Christmas lights at Stourhead 

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.

Winter light at Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Winter lights at Waddesdon 

See Waddesdon's gardens illuminated with light trails, a light in motion installation at the Stables and festive Christmas trees.