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Where To Spot Twinkling Christmas Lights

Written by Louise Winter


There really is something magical about seeing twinkling lights at Christmas time, and it instantly puts you in a festive mood! As well as lots of towns and cities in the UK, many attractions and places to visit are illuminating the skies with beautiful light displays so here’s our pick of where to take the family this Christmas:

Festival of Light; Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Wiltshire – SAVE up to 20% when you book through Days Out With Kids

Enjoy some extra special attractions at Longleat during their Festival of Light event. Marvel at the phenomenal display of Chinese lanterns, meet fairytale characters, and don’t miss the spectacular singing Christmas tree with its beautiful sparkling lights!

Santa’s Enchanted Ice Castle; Cribbs Causeway, Bristol

Don’t miss the musical light display at Santa’s Enchanted Castle this Christmas! You will also get to meet the Ice Queen and her Ice Fairies before meeting Santa Claus himself!
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Gardens Of Light Festival; Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Dorset

Bournemouth Lower Gardens will be illuminated this Christmas for their spectacular light display. All the family can also enjoy ice skating and a visit to Father Christmas aboard the Santa Express.
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Oxford Street and Regent Street, London

Don’t miss the iconic Christmas Lights in Regent Street and Oxford Street this Christmas. As usual the twinkling lights will make the street come alive and put you in the festive spirit instantly. There are 1778 snowball decorations suspended above the street below! For a real treat, visit the John Lewis Roof Garden ‘The Lunar Lookout’ in Oxford Street for spectacular views of the sparkling lights as well as snow, christmas trees, and mulled wine – this is not to be missed!
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Enchanted Christmas; Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Wrap up in your winter warmers and see all the trees lit up in a beautiful one mile illuminated trail which really is not to be missed! Father Christmas will be visiting all the well behaved children, and there will also be carol singing and festive crafts to entertain all the family.
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Virgin Money Street of Light on the Royal Mile; Edinbugh

Edinburgh’s Old Town will be illuminated like never before during the festive period, so take all the family to this fabulous light display and get into the Christmas spirit.
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Family Festive Experience; Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Collect a Christmas lantern from the resident Elves and climb aboard the train for a simply spectacular journey to see lasers and beautiful lights that will illuminate the park. After your journey don’t forget to pay the wishing tree a visit to make your Christmas wish, and enjoy a festive mince pie!
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Drayton’s Magical Christmas; Drayton Manor Theme Park; Tamworth, Staffordshire

You are guaranteed to have a magical time at Drayton Manor this Christmas. See the extra special Christmas Tree light show which all the children love, as well as paying the reindeer a visit, experiencing real snow, and of course watching the Christmas Parade.
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Christmas Festive Glow; Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset

Don’t miss the fantastic light show as the historic ruins of Corfe Castle will be lit up to celebrate Christmas. There will be special effects and lanterns, as well as medieval beacons!
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The Snowflake Trail in Liverpool City Centre

The city has been transformed into a winter wonderland perfect for little Christmas explorers! Collect a snowflake trail map and hunt for clues dotted around the city and you could win a prize. Don’t miss Britain’s largest snowflake light sculpture in Williamson Square.
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Christmas at Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey

Visit Kew Gardens after dark where the beautiful gardens will be illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights for Christmas! You can also pick up some fabulous Christmas gifts, enjoy the rides, and visit the scented Fire Garden.
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Let us know where you enjoy visiting the beautiful lights of Christmas 🙂


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