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General16 June 2022

Discover the Magic of Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle, a brand-new illuminated trail

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle offers a new and special way to celebrate the Christmas season with an unmissable outdoor experience, designed for all ages to enjoy.

Tickets are on sale now for this captivating light trail, where you will spend quality time with loved ones, as you create everlasting memories at one of England’s most visited attractions. Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle offers you the chance to wander between striking light installations designed by a range of international artists, all carefully choreographed to a soundtrack of moving festive music and designed to complement Leeds Castle’s enchanting story.

Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to launch a unique new Christmas Lights Trail at this iconic castle, our planning and preparation is well underway. There will be plenty to wow and surprise all visitors, young and old!”

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive at Leeds Castle, said: “At Leeds Castle, we are always looking at new ways to tell the fascinating Leeds Castle story and to entertain our guests with new immersive experiences. This year, we are teaming up with Light Trail Specialists Raymond Gubbay, Sony Music and Culture Creative, to delight guests with this magical after-dark light trail which will add sparkle to Leeds Castle’s wintery grounds.”

Be transported into a winter wonderland in this unique landscape, leading up to the stunning moated Castle. Discover the iconic Christmas Cathedral of Lights created with more than a thousand pea lights, walk under giant baubles and beneath beautifully illuminated trees. Pause to reflect at the mesmerising, flickering flames in the fire garden, enjoy the larger-than-life light installations and don’t forget to wave at Father Christmas along the way.

Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist with tasty treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer* or hot chocolate* shared with friends and family. Everyone loves toasting a marshmallow over an open fire and the artisan marshmallow* stall gives visitors the chance to warm their hands and enjoy this sweet outdoor tradition.

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle is brought to you by Sony Music. The trail is created by Culture Creative.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle event page.

*separate charges apply