Get ready to sparkle with over a million Christmas lights at Killerton
The countdown to Christmas has started and National Trust’s Killerton in Exeter is getting ready to welcome a brand-new glittering illuminated Trail from 26 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.
Get your Christmas sparkle on and be surrounded by over a million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music transforming Killerton’s majestic gardens into a winter wonderland.
There will be burnished lantern trees filled with flickering flames, neon strings stretched between towering trees, walkthrough Christmas bauble-trees, an arch of hearts, a carpet of gently glowing white roses and perhaps a glimpse of Father Christmas.
New Trail highlights:
Illuminated Tree – Stand among theglow of purple blossomshimmering in the moonlight
Neon Trees – Pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the Neon Trees glowing in the night
Laser Garden – Step into a garden like no other, walk between thousands of tiny beams of light.
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.
My Christmas at Killerton 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 on sale now. http://ChristmasatKillerton.co.uk
Christmas at Killerton is brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust. The trail is created by Culture Creative.
Admission: Advanced From: Adult £18, Child £13, Family £60 (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.
Tree Stars by Culture Creative, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Neon Tree by Culture Creative, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Illuminated Tree by My Christmas Trails 2019. Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
Once home to the Acland family, Killerton is an estate set in 6,400 acres of working farmland, woods, parkland, cottages and orchards. Sir Richard Acland gave the estate to the National Trust in 1944. Today, you’ll find a friendly Georgian house set in glorious gardens with champion trees and formal lawns. You can explore winding paths, visit the chapel, climb an extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor. The attraction is open daily (except Christmas Day) and has ample parking, café, family activities and shop.
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 themed illuminated trails for over eight years. Each trail is designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location and to immerse visitors into a world of light, fire and soundscape. They currently have 26 trails across the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia.
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; Schwetzingen Palace, Germany; 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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