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In pictures: Kew Gardens’ incredible Christmas lights are back

Ellie Walker-Arnott

Christmas has officially arrived at Kew Gardens. The horticultural hotspot opened its doors after dark last night to give us a preview of its annual festive trail of pretty lights, glowing orbs and musical displays. 

The verdict: Christmas at Kew is as pretty as ever. 

Amazing lights @kewgardens #kewgardens #christmasatkew #christmas #xmaslights #nofilter #lights

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There are tuneful trees singing Christmas songs. 

The trees are singing ...🌲 🎤 #christmasatkew

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A magical bridge across a lake, made up of moving multicoloured lights. 

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain...#christmasatkew #kewgardens

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Hypnotising glowing balls, which move in time to a festive song. 

Festive light appreciation ✨

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A fiery flame garden. 

A ever-so-slightly political lit-up wishing tree. 

The Wishing Tree @kewgardens #christmasatkew

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And the Palm House transformed for an enchanting audio-visual performance. 

As well as loads of festive photo ops, obvs. 

K I S S I N G 💋 #ChristmasAtKew #ChristmasIsHere 🎄

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You’re going to be seeing a whole lot of pictures just like these on your feeds. 

Christmas at Kew is open from today until January 1 2018. 

More lovely London lights? Read our guide to the Christmas lights switch-ons

Feeling super festive? Check out our pick of the best things to do, see, eat and drink in London this Christmas

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