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Christmas light trails in and around 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...

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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 following its hugely successful debut last year. 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: 2nd December - 31st December 2022

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.

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 2022

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: 25th November 2022 - 1st January 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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Enchanted Christmas - Westonbirt Arboretum

Enchanted Christmas - Westonbirt Arboretum

Where: Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS

About: Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum is a magical family-fun experience full of Christmas lights, illuminated trees, Xmas activities and more. This Christmas light trail is just one junction up from Bath on the M4 and is a great way to experience nature whilst also getting in the festive spirit.

Tickets must be pre-booked for this exceptional Christmas light trail featuring an Xmas adventure where you will meet playful Elves creating Westonbirt’s spectacular illuminated trail. This is hugely popular with visitors from Bath and Swindon so book your tickets early to avoid missing out.

Dates: 25th November - 21st December 2022

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

Price: Free - £19pp

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 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: 5th November 2022 - 8th January 2023

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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