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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Christmas at Kew

Fear Christmas might be cancelled again this year? Fear no more! If everything else is shutdown, this event may just survive and be the last one still standing.  

Join us for an exciting light show at Kew Gardens this Christmas as the magical winter trail lights up the evening skies.

Enjoy the after-dark festivities with friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display.  Walk under the stars and have a holly, jolly Christmas as seasonal sounds fill the air. 

Along the route, delicious independent street food vendors will offer tasty festive delights, from hot food and sweet treats to spiced winter warmers and hot chocolate. 

There are three gates to enter the event. Both Brentford and Victoria gate are now sold out for our event date and time.  Hence Lion Gate is chosen.   The gate is 10-15 mins walk along Kew Road from Kew Gardens tube station.  Tickets cost £21.5 plus booking fee.  

Please note this is a very popular event and is likely to sell out long before Christmas, hence the early notice.

To attend the event:  please click here to book your ticket,  book Lion Gate entry at 7pm.  

Meeting place:  Lion Gate at 6:50pm. 

Additional Information 

Last year, during the height of pandemic when nobody was vaccinated, Christmas at Kew was open and fully booked. They had an one-way walking trail and required mask wearing. I think the chance of cancellation this year will be pretty small.  However,  if you are worried about cancellations due to Covid,  Kew Gardens has a policy of exchange/refund. For more information, please click here.  I would recommend booking with your credit card rather than a debit card as you will have a better consumer rights protection with a credit card.  You can also purchase an insurance protection at the checkout for a small fee. 

Please note if you decide to enter from another gate, you may not find the group easily if they run one-way system as they did last year.

If you come by car, street parking in nearby streets around the Lion Gate is free in the evenings or you can also purchase a parking space provided by Kew when you book your entry ticket.  For details of parking zone, please click here 


Lucilla said...

at least 10 walkers have booked

Lucilla said...

The Kew website now shows 'sold out' for 7pm. If you still wish to join the group, book the slot just before 7pm and wait for the group inside the gate.