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Christmas light trails in and around Swindon 2024

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 in 2024 below.

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

Enchanted Christmas Light Trail 2023

Enchanted Christmas - Westonbirt Arboretum

Where: Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QS

About: Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum is where the magic of the festive season comes to life in spectacular illuminated fashion!

Get ready to be enchanted by a captivating winter wonderland, aglow with shimmering lights, festive melodies, and captivating displays – promising an unforgettable adventure for the entire family.

The mesmerising scenery of Westonbirt, adorned with beautifully illuminated trees, conjures a magical realm brimming with awe and creativity – an ideal setting to craft enduring memories that will be cherished forever.

Dates: From Friday 24th November - Saturday 23rd December 2023 from 4pm - 9.30pm

Christmas Features: You can arrive anytime before your trail time slot to soak up some seasonal cheer in their Christmas Village. Once complete you will exit via the Christmas Village. The village will have food and drink stalls and traditional fairground rides. Local food carts will also be selling seasonal food from 4pm - 9pm.

Price: 

  • Adult: Standard - £21, Off Peak - £19, Relaxed - £21
  • Child (3-16 years old): Standard - £14, Off Peak - £12, Relaxed - £14
  • Infant (0-2 years old): Free
  • Concessions (students & job seekers): Standard - £19, Off Peak - £17, Relaxed - £19
  • Personal Assistant: Free

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

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Swindon Town garden christmas lights

The Enchanted Gardens - Swindon Town Gardens

Where: 36 Quarry Rd, Swindon SN1 4EN

About: Swindon’s very own Christmas light trail is returning to the Old Town Gardens this December. Take a tour through the marauding lights of the transformative gardens and be left in amazement as Christmas comes to Swindon.

The gardens will be showcasing an amazing 1.5km festive light trail boasting state-of-the-art Christmas lighting effects as the traditional town venue is 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 15 minutes from 5pm.

Dates: 1st December - 24th December 2023

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

Price: Under 4s + Carers: Free (with paying ticket holder), Child: £6, Adults: £11

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.

Dates: 14th November - 24th December 2023

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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Christmas at Stourhead 2023

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

About: Celebrate Christmas 2022 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 mesmerising after-dark 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 that we promise you won't regret!

Dates: 1st December - 24th December 2023

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 2022 HERE or by clicking below.

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Christmas at Longleat

Where: Longleat, Warminster, BA12 7NW

About: Longleat is once again transforming itself into a winter wonderland with the famous safari park creating a festive experience like no other. Longleat may be a further 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 with their enchanted Christmas tree show and Santa Train highlights of this Xmas adventure. 

Dates: 11th November 2023 - 7th January 2024

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

Price: Various

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

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