Now in its seventh year, the sparkling after-dark trail returns to light up Kew Gardens. The 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations.

You can walk under larger-than-life arches of light and beneath tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. The holly bushes will sing and the Tunnel of Light will twinkle with thousands of pea-lights.

In the Palm House Pond finale, jumping jets of light will dance across the water to much-loved Christmas classics and dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House.

Afterwards, we will be retiring to The Botanist for their Christmas three-course menu at a cost of £27.95 payable on the evening. Drinks will be extra. Please choose your selection from the set menu.

Photographs will be taken and used for publicity purposes. If you do not wish your photograph to be taken please let the photographer who is covering the event know at the start of the event.

Travel Advice

By Tube: Kew Gardens station is 500m from Victoria Gate. It is in Zone 3 and is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground.

By Train: Kew Bridge station is 800m from Elizabeth Gate, via Kew Bridge. South West Trains run services from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. Note: We are meeting outside Victoria Gate.

By Bus: Route 65 stops close to Victoria Gate. Route 391 stops near Kew Gardens station. Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.

By Car: Kew Gardens car park (TW9 3AF); Ferry Lane, near Brentford Gate; Limited parking available in the car park, parking costs £7 per day. No charge for motorcycles and mopeds. Blue badge holders park for free in disabled access parking spaces or other spaces if full. Car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close.

Parking around Kew Gardens: Limited free parking (including for coaches) on Kew Road (A307) after 10am. Restrictions apply on most residential streets around Kew. Three disabled access parking bays and drop-off area at Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)

To book tickets:


Date: 20th November 2019

Time: Meet at Victoria Gate at 6.45pm for 7pm timed entry

Dress: Winter warm – we will be outdoors and it might be wet. Remember to bring your Marketors badge

Cost: £19 (For the entry ticket only – supper to be paid individually on the night)

Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS

If you wish to contact the Event Director, please reach Tina Bradley on 0759 6626031

Photographs will be taken and used for publicity purposes. If you do not wish your photograph to be taken please let the photographer who is covering the event know at the start of the event.