Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh lit up at night
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Christmas at the Botanics 2018

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25 Nov – 29 Dec 2018, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

This magical, illuminated trail through the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is set to be a real winter highlight. After dark, the trees and Glasshouses are aglow with colour, on an enchanting one mile walk. The Botanic Christmas Lights path follows a designated route past installations and illuminations, with all the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the garden at night.

A Dazzling Winter Trail of Light

Following the huge success of last year’s event, the Botanic Gardens are hosting a new winter trail for 2018. Make your way from the Cathedral of Light to the Scented Fire Garden. Finishing with a spectacular Festive Finale of music and projections. In addition to the fantastic effects, be sure to keep an eye out for Santa and his elves on this year’s walk!

Warming mulled wine, hot drinks, roasted chestnuts and other traditional fare will be available. And also a chance to browse the festive gift shop and even toast marshmallows on a fire pit. This is a unique family event to get you into the festive spirit.

Christmas Botanic Lights Tickets

This is a very popular event, so book your tickets in advance to guarantee entry. There are various time slots available from 6 pm to 8 pm. Early evening and weekend slots usually sell-out early.