Christmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew Tickets

Depending on the date you choose below a peak or off-peak rate will be applied.

Off peak pricing applies on the following dates: Wed 23 - Fri 25 Nov, Wed 30 Nov - Fri 2 Dec, Wed 7 - Fri 9 Dec, Wed 14 Dec, Thurs 15 Dec, Mon 2 Jan. Peak pricing applies on all other dates.

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Christmas at Kew 2016
Wednesday 23 November - Monday 2 January (see below for open dates)

As twilight falls, the magic begins..
Seasonal illuminations lighting Kew after dark

• Wednesday 23 November - Sunday 27 November
• Wednesday 30 December - Sunday 4 December
• Wednesday 7 - Sunday 23 December
• Wednesday 14 - Friday 23 December
• Closed Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 December
• Monday 26 December - Monday 2 January

Off peak pricing applies on the following dates: Wed 23 - Fri 25 Nov, Wed 30 Nov - Fri 2 Dec, Wed 7 - Fri 9 Dec, Wed 14 Dec, Thurs 15 Dec, Mon 2 Jan. Peak pricing applies on all other dates.

There are two entrances for Christmas at Kew. The main entrance is at Victoria Gate on Kew Road. There is a second entrance at Brentford Gate, where limited pre-paid parking in Ferry Lane car park (off Kew Green) is offered in conjunction with your entry ticket. A pre-paid parking supplement of £7 applies. Parking tickets must be booked in advance to guarantee your space.
Choose your preferred entry time and entry gate at the point of booking. The main entrance for all tickets holders is via Victoria Gate, unless you purchase the pre-paid parking option for entrance at Brentford Gate.

Christmas at Kew opens at 5pm and closes at 10pm.
Main Entrance - Victoria Gate: Choose from eight entry times between 5pm and 8.15pm.
Last entry at the main entrance, Victoria Gate is at 8.35pm.
Tickets with pre-paid parking at Brentford Gate - choose from seven timed entry slots, at half hour intervals, between 5pm and 8pm. Last entry at 8.30pm.

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. For tickets booked via £2 per transaction for print at home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by first class post. £1 when booking tickets in person at Kew. If you are looking to buy a ticket with a car parking pass (Brentford Gate) then the print at home option will not be available, a physical car parking pass must be sent out in the post.
All patrons (including children under 4 yrs) must have their own valid ticket, which must be produced to gain entry to the event.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
'On the day' prices apply from midnight on the day prior to your visit.
If tickets have not arrived please contact the customer service desk at or call 01158960220.
Within 5 working days of an event all tickets will switch to print at home, so no orders will be posted after this time.
Tickets can be purchased on the internet until 3pm on the day of an event, after which time if there are still tickets available, they can be purchased in person from the Christmas at Kew box office from 5pm on the night. However, advance booking is recommended as Christmas at Kew does sell out in advance.
Ticket holders consent to photography that may be used for promotional purposes.

Cancellation, exchanges & refunds
Please be sure that you have chosen the right entry gate, date and time slot at the time of making your booking as Kew and See Tickets are not able to offer exchanges or refunds once tickets have been purchased. We are also not able to offer refunds/duplicates on unwanted/lost tickets.
Inevitably bad weather can affect any open-air event. If we have to cancel the event as it unsafe to proceed, visitors will be offered an alternative date/time. No refunds will be offered simply if the weather is inclement. Any decision to cancel the event will be taken at 2pm on the day of an event.
If the event is cancelled by us due to weather and patrons are not able to attend an alternative night offered, then a refund will be considered on a case by case basis.
If we are not able to offer visitors an alternative night, then in this case a refund will be offered.
Where a refund is due, the ticket must be returned within 28 days of the event due date.

Visit Kew in the daytime
Your event ticket does not include day visitor entry to the Gardens. Christmas at Kew visitors can purchase a specially reduced entry price for a day visit to Kew Gardens.
To benefit from the reduced price Kew Gardens day visit ticket, it must be booked for the same day as your visit to Christmas at Kew.
All daytime visitors will need to exit the gates when the gardens close at 4.15pm (last entry 3.45pm) then re-enter at their allocated trail entry time for Christmas at Kew.

Carer tickets
Disabled ticket holders are entitled to one free ticket for an essential carer/companion and drivers displaying a blue badge can park for free in Kew's Ferry Lane Car Park (enter via Brentford Gate). If you require disabled access parking please ensure that you book pre-paid parking with your entry ticket at Brentford Gate. All pre-booked parking is subject to availability.

Friends of Kew
Friends of Kew will be asked to supply their membership number at the point of booking to qualify for their member discounts. Members may purchase up to 14 tickets per household.


For our younger visitors
For the young ones, the playful atmosphere of White Peaks will welcome you with a Victorian carousel, helter skelter and other family rides and don't forget to make time to see Santa and his elves along the way. Rides operate 5pm to 9.30pm and cost £2 per ride.

Eat & Drink
A wide range of seasonal food and drink will be available at the event and Kew's cafes at Victoria Plaza and White Peaks will be open.

Browse Kew's well-stocked gift shops at Victoria Plaza and White Peaks for your Christmas shopping.

Please see 'getting here' section of for full travel information.
We strongly encourage the use of public transport on the concert evenings.

Please arrive at Kew at your chosen entry time

There are two entrances for Christmas at Kew.
The main entrance is at Victoria Gate.
Alternatively, limited pre-paid parking is available at Ferry Lane Car Park (TW9 3AF), in conjunction with an entry ticket at Brentford Gate.

Other local parking
If you have not purchased reserved parking at Ferry Lane Car Park, local parking is otherwise limited and we suggest you allow extra time to find a space.

Disabled access parking
Disabled access parking is available at Ferry Lane car park (TW9 3AF) with entry at Brentford Gate. Please select the disabled access parking option when booking your tickets for entry at Brentford Gate, as you will still need to pre-book your disabled access parking. All pre-booked parking is subject to availability.

Drop off/pick up
There is a designated pick-up/drop-off area on Kew Road (A307) between junctions of Lichfield and Holmesdale Road, approx 100m from Victoria Gate, the main entrance. The area will be coned off and will have signage to demarcate it.

District Line to Kew Gardens or Richmond Station

Kew Gardens (London Overground) and Kew Bridge (SWT)

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Bike park racks are available at Victoria Gate. Please note owners leave bikes at their own risk.

The trail is just over 1 mile in length. Whilst the route is designed so that it can be solely viewed from tarmac flat paths, some interactive elements may invite the audience onto grass where additional pedestrian matting will be provided. Please see the 'Access' section of for full information on access

What to bring and wear
This in an outdoor event. Please ensure you have sufficient warm and waterproof clothing. Visitors are encouraged bring a torch in case of an emergency.

There are accessible toilets at the entrance to the event at Victoria Plaza, Victoria Gate and at White Peaks and Brentford Gate which regardless of entry point will be start/end and mid point of the trail

Wheelchairs are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis. Mobility scooters are not available as they are used in the daytime and need to be on charge for the next day.

Lighting and special effects
Please refer to the 'Access' section of

Christmas at Kew is presented by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Raymond Gubbay Ltd, in collaboration with Culture Creative.