Get ready to sparkle with over a million Christmas lights at Kingston Lacy
The countdown to Christmas has started, and National Trust’s beautiful Kingston Lacy in Dorset is getting ready to welcome a new glittering trail between 3 December – 2 January
The grounds of the elegant country mansion will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Walk by elegant rainbow Christmas trees, a giant bauble tree and through heart-shaped arches, then under colourful strings stretched between towering canopies and beside a carpet of glowing white roses.
Trail highlights for 2021:
Fire Garden – Walk through an enchanted mix of lanterns and flame-filled sculptures.
Neon Tree – Pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the Neon Tree glowing in the night
Christmas Cathedral – Step into a cathedral like no other, with thousands of lights all around
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 Kingston Lacy 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 early to avoid disappointment. https://christmasatkingstonlacy.seetickets.com/raymondgubbay/christmas-at-kingston-lacy
Christmas at Kingston Lacy 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 £14, 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.
Fire Garden 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
Christmas Cathedral, My Christmas Trails 2020. Photo by Richard Haughton @Sony Media
About Kingston Lacy
Owned by the National Trust, Kingston Lacy is an opulent Italian-inspired country mansion set in beautiful gardens
and extensive parkland near Wimborne in Dorset. The extensive gardens were remodelled in the early 20th century and celebrated as a horticultural masterpiece, while the parkland is a living landscape rich in wildlife and home to rare breeds. Kingston Lacy’s 8,500-acre estate was home to generations of the Bankes family; William John Bankes, who inherited in 1834, remodelled it to be the property we see now, and filled it with the richest of art, furnishings and collections. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy
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. www.culturecreative.co.uk | FB @culturecreativeltd | Twitter @CCLCreative | Instagram @culturecreativeltd