Get ready to sparkle with over a million Christmas lights at Stourhead
The after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens – 26 November to 2 January 2022
The countdown to Christmas has started and National Trust’s Stourhead in Wiltshire is getting ready to welcome its glittering illuminated Trail back this year, from 26 November to 2 January 2022
Marvel at the delights of Stourhead’s unique gardens adorned with decoration. This family-friendly magical festive trail in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside will be flooded with enchanting illuminations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music.
There will be neon strings stretched between towering trees, a walk through a tunnel of hearts and onto larger-than-life mistletoe, a flotilla of festive, brightly coloured boats bobbing on the lake, giant colour changing flora and plenty of fantastic selfie moments.
Trail highlights for 2021
- Neon Tree – its branches interwoven with multicoloured neon lights
- Voyage – a colourful installation of small boats floating on the water
by international artists Aether and Hemera
- Neon Strings – a woodland with bouncing lines that glow in the moonlight
Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with *toasted marshmallows, a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.
Christmas at Stourhead provides a special way to celebrate the festive season with an unmissable outdoor experience. The trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible to all to enjoy.
Tickets are selling fast book now to avoid disappointment http://ChristmasatStourhead.co.uk
Christmas at Stourhead is brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust. The trail is created by Culture Creative.
Admission: Advanced From: Adult £20, Child £14, Family £66 (2 adults & 2 children).
Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.
Parking £8 per car. Free for National Trust members when booked in advance.
Neon Tree by Culture Creative, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Voyage by Aether & Hemera, My Christmas Trails 2019. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Neon Strings by Culture Creative, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
About StourheadStourhead is a Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. When it first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of adventure.
The history of Stourhead can be uncovered in the house with its unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings.
The Palladian house is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland (2,650 acres), where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.
About the National Trust
The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people: Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley, who saw the importance of the nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. Today, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we continue to look after places so people and nature can thrive.
The challenges of the coronavirus pandemic have shown this is more important than ever. From finding fresh air and open skies to tracking a bee’s flight to a flower; from finding beauty in an exquisite painting or discovering the hidden history of a country house nearby – the places we care for enrich people’s lives.
Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 780 miles of coastline and 500 historic properties, gardens and nature reserves.
The National Trust is for everyone – we were founded for the benefit of the whole nation. We receive on average more than 26.9 million visits each year to the places we care for that have an entry fee, and an estimated 100m visits to the outdoor places that are free of charge. Paying visitors, together with our 5.6 million members and more than 53,000 volunteers, support our work to care for nature, beauty, history. For everyone, for ever.
For more information and ideas for great seasonal days out go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
About Sony Music
Sony Music, has been delivering illuminated Christmas trails for over eight years. Each trail is carefully designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. There are currently 22 trails across the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia within the My Christmas Trails and Lightscape portfolios.
The chosen partners for national and international heritage and prestigious venues include: Blenheim Palace; The National Trust; Forestry England; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Botanic Gardens, Chicago, USA and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
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About Culture CreativeCulture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the North East of England. The Company works across a wide range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013 Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music to create illuminated trails in various venues across the UK and overseas.
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