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Christmas light trails Swindon | Christmas trails near Swindon

Visiting a brilliant Christmas light trail has become a tradition of Christmas celebrations throughout England, and Wiltshire now boasts a brilliant variety of Christmas light trails to explore near Swindon. Check out our Xmas filled-guide to the best Christmas light trails and festive light experiences in and around Swindon below.

Read on to find your nearest Christmas light trail near Swindon...

Swindon Town garden christmas lights

The Enchanted Gardens - Swindon Town Gardens

Where: 36 Quarry Rd, Swindon SN1 4EN

About: A new Christmas light trail is coming to Swindon’s Town Gardens this December in Old Town as the area is transformed into an amazing spectacle of light. The Swindon gardens will be showcasing an amazing 1.5km festive light trail boasting state-of-the-art Christmas lighting effects as the traditional gardens are turned into The Enchanted Gardens Light Trail. There will be a limited amount of tickets available for the Swindon Christmas light walk with allocated time slots every 20 minutes.

Dates: 2nd December - 31st December 2021

Christmas Features: Light trail, Sculptures, Light show set.

Price: Under 4s + Carers: Free (with paying ticket holder), Child: £5.50, Adults: £10.50

How to book: Tickets available at box office located at the entrance to the trail and online booking HERE or by clicking below.

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Magic of Christmas - Whitehall Garden Centres

Magic of Christmas - Whitehall Garden Centres

Where: Corsham Rd, Lacock, Chippenham, SN15 2LZ

About: If you haven’t been to Lacock’s famous Christmas light adventure trail at Whitehall Garden Centres then you need too! Every year the fantastic garden centre, based on the outskirts of Swindon, transforms itself into one of the best indoor Christmas light trails around, featuring brilliant festive-themed displays that catch the Christmas imagination. Head to the centre this Christmas for a brilliant family-fun day out and pick up wonderful Christmas decorations for your house and unique gifts for your loved ones.

Christmas Features: Christmas and fairytale character displays, Festive lights, Luxury Christmas shopping.

Price: Free to enter

How to book: Turn up on the day

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stourhead christmas lights

Christmas at Stourhead 2021

Where: Pick up signs near Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD

About: Celebrate Christmas 2021 in magical style by visiting the Christmas at Stourhead light trail featuring over a million lights, lasers, and festive sounds that fill the air with Christmas cheer. This light trail is just a short drive from Swindon and is an exciting Christmas adventure for the whole family to enjoy featuring tunnels of light dancing reflections, trees decorated in jewel-like colour and more. If you’re looking to take a walk and explore a brilliant Christmas light trail near Swindon then head on down to Stourhead for an exciting Xmas adventure.

Dates: 26th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Christmas Features: Illuminated light trail, Lasers, Festive music, Christmas adventure activities.

Price: National Trust members: Free - £14pp, Non-Members: Free - £28pp

How to book: Buy tickets online for Christmas at Stourhead 2021 HERE or by clicking below.

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Enchanted Christmas - Westonbirt Arboretum


Where: Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS

About: Father Christmas has lost his reindeer and Westonbirt Arboretum need you to join them for their Enchanted Christmas event to help reunite Santa with Rudolph and his friends in time for Christmas. Walk along the the magical light trail at Westonbirt Arboretum recovering lost presents, taking pictures under the illuminated trees, speaking to the trees and tree elves, and even catching a sight of Santa. This magical light trail is one of Wiltshire’s most popular Christmas light trails and just a 20-minute drive from Swindon is well worth the visit to kick off the Xmas festivities.

Dates: 26th November - 21st December 2021

Christmas Features: Magical light trail, Find Santa adventure, Talking trees and tree elves.

Price: Free - £18pp

How to book: Buy tickets online for Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum HERE or by clicking below.

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Christmas at Longleat

Where: Longleat, Warminster, BA12 7NW

About: Longleat is once again turning itself into the Christmas spectacle that you don’t want to miss with their Christmas at Longleat the festive experience the best Christmas light trail in the South-West. Longleat may be a longer distance from Swindon than any of the other light trails that feature on our list, but a trip to Longleat is well worth the visit. 

The magnificent animal kingdom is transformed into a magical experience with their Christmas light trail Wonderland Walk taking you through illuminated sculptured flowers, snowy paths, mazes and thousands of thinking lights. The trip from Swindon takes just over an hours drive but is the perfect experience to get in the festive spirit as we edge closer to Christmas.

Dates: 6th November 2021 - 3rd January 2022

Christmas Features: Santa train, Illuminated light trail, Christmas storytelling and live owl show, Singing Christmas tree, Winter safari drive-through.

Price: Free - £39.95pp

How to book: Book tickets online for Christmas at Longleat HERE or by clicking below.

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