Christmas At The Botanics: Make everlasting memories on magical trail

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CHRISTMAS At The Botanics is more than a sparkling after-dark lights trail – it’s a magical experience where everlasting memories are made with family and friends.

More than a million lights are set to sparkle on this mile-long outdoor twilight trail, featuring 15 dazzling displays, including the ever popular Christmas Cathedral, at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, on 32 selected nights, from November 25 to January 2.

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An unmissable outdoor experience, the trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible to all to enjoy, providing a special way to celebrate the festive season.

Look forward to special time together.

The Botanics will be more than jolly and bright with the grounds transformed into a winter wonderland.

Digital Rain, Fireflies in the Woods and a cascading Sea of Light finale are amongst new installations to be revealed.

An immersive installation by Bespoke Lighting and Video, Digital Rain features LED pixels that ‘rain down’ on those below to create a shimmering shower of light.

Fireflies in the Woods is an enchanting work from Electric Foundry, containing 100 points of light that twist through the trees to create a magical woodland wonderland.

Sea of Light, from award-winning ITHACA, will bring an enthralling mix of sound and light technology, that flows across the landscape in spectacular, glittering waves.

Christmas at the Botanics, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, is one of 15 illuminated trails staged across the UK by Sony Music. The trail is created by Culture Creative.

To meet current Scottish Government guidelines, reduced capacities and a one-way system will be in place. Health and safety measures, to protect visitors, will be monitored throughout the run.

The ever popular Christmas Cathedral at Royal Botanic Garden EdinburghThe ever popular Christmas Cathedral at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The ever popular Christmas Cathedral at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Booking early is recommended as a timed entry system will remain this year, with popular early evenings and weekends likely to sell out.

Tickets are on sale now with pricing and timings details at

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