Christmas at Kew Gardens
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West London’s Kew Gardens glow with magical illuminations for the festive period
Kew's incredible botanical gardens will be undergoing another magnificent seasonal makeover in 2019, as Christmas at Kew lights up the space’s iconic buildings and the weird and wonderful plants that call it home.
This year, the mile-long, twinkling trail holds some new surprises. Visitors new and old will be guided along a different route from previous editions, but expect it to be just as lit. There will be a shower of silvery vines drifting from the top of the Treetop Walkway which light up in trippy patterns to beautiful Christmas music. Down below you'll be able to spy folkloric illuminations of mythical fairy creatures and Will-o’the Wisps. And if that wasn't enough, there will also be new glittering spiral tree installations and laser projections illuminating the iconic Temperate House.
But if you can’t get enough of the old favourites, they’ll also be making a triumphant return. Listen to the singing holly bushes, walk through the Tunnel of Light and its thousands of pea-lights, warm yourself by the fire garden and gawp at the jets of light dancing above the Palm House Pond.
Santa and his elves will also be in attendance, while grown-ups can take advantage of the festive shopping, seasonal snacks and warming mulled wine.
Find more festive fun with our guide to Christmas in London
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