Christmas at Kew Tickets

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Festive illuminations lighting Kew after dark

Thursday 22 November - Saturday 5 January

Follow the sparkling trail of over one million twinkling lights, illuminating heritage trees and buildings through the world-famous Kew Gardens. Get ready to enter an enchanting world of seasonal cheer and Christmas colour.

Start your booking by choosing your entry gate, based on whether you need pre-paid parking on not. Then follow the pages through to select your chosen date and entry time. Depending on the date you choose, off-peak, peak or super peak pricing will apply. The trail operates on timed admission between 5pm and 7.40pm. Gardens close at 10pm.

New for 2018 - Traditional Christmas dinner at Kew Gardens' Botanical restaurant. Two sittings are available, with dinner after or before your visit to the trail. Select a 6pm trail visit ticket for dinner at 8pm or select a 7pm trail visit ticket with dinner at 5pm. Available from Victoria Gate only.

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Choose your entry gate

There are two entrances for Christmas at Kew:

  • Tickets for Main Entrance - Victoria Gate
    This is the main entrance and is best for everyone travelling by public transport.
  • Tickets with reserved parking - Brentford Gate
    Choose this option for tickets with pre-paid parking at Kew's Ferry Lane car park. Limited space only. Car parking must be pre-paid (£7) in advance when you purchase your trail ticket to guarantee your space.

Select a gate below to find all available dates and times.

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.

If you are a Friend of Kew, please select the 'Friend of Kew' option below. You will need to enter your membership number in the promotional code box when prompted before purchasing tickets.


Victoria Gate, Kew Road

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Brentford Gate, Ferry Lane car park, off Kew Green

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Trail pricing overview

Please refer to the following chart for an overview of this years event dates, times and pricing structure.

  • Off Peak
    Adults £16.50*
  • Peak
    Adults £19.50*
  • Super Peak
    Adults £21.50*
  • Event closed
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Nov 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
Dec 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Jan 31 1 2 3 4 5 6

*Standard advance price. Family tickets available. Friends of Kew receive discounts.

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Map of the gardens