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Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

A new Christmas Lights trail featuring enchanting illuminations and festive music has lit up historic Leeds Castle.

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle, which runs for six weeks, gives visitors the chance to wander between striking light installations designed by a range of international artists, all carefully choreographed to a festive soundtrack and designed to complement the castle's enchanting 900 years of history.

Christmas lights at Leeds castle

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive at Leeds Castle, said: “At Leeds Castle, we are always looking at new ways to tell the fascinating Leeds Castle story and to entertain our guests with new immersive experiences. This year, we have teamed up with light trail specialists Raymond Gubbay, Sony Music and Culture Creative, to delight guests with this magical after-dark light trail which adds sparkle to Leeds Castle's wintry grounds.”

Five fun facts about Christmas at Leeds Castle:

A staggering three miles of Fairy Lights are being used

A total of 4,950 candles will be used in the fire garden during the six-week run

The Instagram-friendly Christmas Cathedral is 27 metres long

Five kilometres of Neon String is used to wrap trees

There is 250 metres of Festoon Lights

French artistic studio TILT is displaying five pieces of its work as part of the trail. One such is Bloom, which resembles a large flowering plant with delicate, luminescent pistils which change colour; Bouquet d'abat-jours (Lampshades Bouquet) and Nightlights.

TILT was created in 2001. Its work is exhibited worldwide and explores light and its interplay with art, architecture and space, inspired by nature or everyday objects.

Discover the iconic Christmas Cathedral created with thousands of strings of bud lights and walk beneath beautifully illuminated trees. Pause to reflect at the mesmerising, flickering flames in the fire garden, enjoy the larger-than-life light installations and don't forget to wave at Father Christmas along the way.

Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist with tasty treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with friends and family. Everyone loves toasting a marshmallow over an open fire and the artisan *marshmallow stall gives visitors the chance to warm their hands and enjoy this sweet outdoor tradition.

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle is brought to you by Sony Music. The trail is created by Culture Creative.

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle - The magical, after-dark, illuminated Christmas trail

25 Nov 2022 - 1 Jan 2023 Closed 28/29/30 Nov 5/6/25 Dec

Open from 4.30pm, last entry 8pm and closes at 10pm.

Discover a Christmas-illuminated trail set within the historic Leeds Castle

Admission: Advanced from Adult £21.50, Child £15 (Age 3-16); Family £70.00 (2 adults + 2 children) Parking £6. Must be booked in advance.

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