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Christmas at Stourhead

The after-dark illuminated trail returns once again.

  • Booking essential

Over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Stourhead.

Look forward to some time together with friends and family as you discover sparkling tunnels of light and dancing lakeside reflections, 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 independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tempting treats on offer.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All From £15 per adult£15.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 03442491895


Suitable for children.

Meeting point

Please park in the main car park, the trail starts from visitor reception.

What to bring and wear

Christmas at Stourhead takes place outdoors and you may need to queue on busy days. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for winter weather.


The illuminated trail is approximately one mile in length. The trail includes gravel pathways with some gradual and steeper slopes. You are welcome to bring your own mobility scooter to the event. Only registered assistance dogs are allowed on the trail.

Contact info

Central Booking Office

Upcoming events


Storytime with Father Christmas 

Create cosy Christmas crafts, gallop with hobby-reindeer and snuggle up for a festive story with Father Christmas in his magical grotto.

Event summary

9 Dec to 22 Dec 2023
10:00 to 11:00
+ 53 other dates or times

Winter warmer weekends 

Come and warm up by the log fire in the Entrance Hall of Stourhead House.

Event summary

6 Jan to 3 Mar 2024
11:00 to 15:00
+ 17 other dates or times

Behind Closed Doors tours 

A chance to see behind the normally closed doors of Stourhead House. Tours may cover four floors with many stairs and will give you an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.

Event summary

8 Jan to 7 Mar 2024
11:00 to 12:00
+ 128 other dates or times