Christmas is fast approaching, which means that you will want to find ways to get into the festive spirit. There are few better ways to get into the festive spirit than visiting some of the UK’s best-rated Christmas light displays. There are many dazzling displays and places to visit that will be full of festive cheer and allow you to immerse yourself in dazzling visuals. Here are a few of the best Christmas light displays across the UK to visit this December.
Christmas at Belton
The Christmas at Belton is a breathtaking sight to behold. This year, there is a new trail of lights to follow, complete with colourful treats, enormous flowers, and glittering robins. This magical after-dark illuminated trail in Lincolnshire is a great family activity with the ability to enjoy hot chocolate and street food vendors serving up all kinds of tasty dishes. Be sure to book in advance – it is a popular Christmas activity!
Windsor Great Park Illuminated
The Windsor Great Park annual light display attracts visitors from all over. Weaving through woodland with amazing projections and dazzling lights, you can sip on mulled wine or hot chocolate and enjoy toasted marshmallows along the way. This may inspire you to create your own outdoor Christmas light display at home to lift your street and impress passers-by!
Lanterns & Lights at Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo is also highly regarded for its annual light installations. Lanterns & Lights features a spectacular trail to follow, filled with animal-themed light installations – be sure to keep an eye out for Santa Claus as well! This year, there will also be marshmallow-toasting areas, flickering fire gardens, and a sparkling forest of light animated to music.
Northern Lights, Newcastle
This year, Northern Lights at Leazes Park will have a breathtaking mile-long light trail teaming with magnificent illuminations and immersive visuals. There is also a Christmas village packed full of seasonal food and drinks that are sure to get you in the festive spirit!
Christmas at the Botanics
Edinburgh’s spectacular Royal Botanic Garden is great to visit at any time of the year, but it is a breathtaking sight to behold at Christmas. Christmas at the Botanics sees the garden transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland with botanical-themed projections, a tunnel of lights, and other festive light displays. Whilst enjoying a drink and seasonal snack, you will also be helping to fund the plant conservation work at the Botanics this Christmas (members also get a £3 discount on all adult tickets).
These displays will be a fun evening out with the family and are sure to get you all in the mood for the holiday season.