CHRISTMAS AT KEW — Thursday 9 December

Start the most wonderful time of the year with a visit to Kew Gardens’ magical winter trail, lighting up the evening skies for 2021. Enjoy the annual after-dark festivities as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour.

Kew — tunnel This winter, Christmas at Kew features a brand-new piece, using a stunning combination of video, projection mapping and light to bring Kew’s archive of botanical illustrations and other festive imagery to life on a canvas of spectacular trees.

Other highlights include Kew — _Spheric_

  • Spheric, a fifteen-metre-wide dome of light, with over 2,000 individually controlled LED pixels, sitting on a reflective water pool and accompanied by a synchronised music track.
  • Aurora, a new and ambitious installation which will illuminate the night sky for over 200 metres overhead, replicating the enchanting visual phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis.
  • The ever-popular Kew — Fire Garden Fire Garden also returns for 2021, alongside On the Wings of Freedom, a technicolour LED installation inspired by the unique transformative ability of butterflies.

Palm House The final stop of the trail, the panoramic Palm House finale, offers a series of stunning projections across the historic glasshouse and adjacent lake, set to a memorable soundtrack of Christmas classics.

As usual, visitors can keep warm with seasonal street food, mulled wine and hot chocolate.

Tickets £35. ➤Christmas at Kew booking form.

Grey Picture Pat Jones 
Outings Coordinator