Enchanted Christmas

Entry to Westonbirt Arboretum will close at 3pm on Enchanted Christmas evenings. - Find out more

Event details


Welcome to Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum, where the magic of the festive season comes to life in spectacular illuminated fashion!

Prepare to be dazzled by an enthralling winter wonderland, filled with sparkling lights, festive sounds, and mesmerising installations – making for an unforgettable experience for all the family.

Westonbirt’s captivating landscape and stunningly lit trees creates an enchanting world full of wonder and imagination – the perfect place to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


Friday 24 - Saturday 25 November

Friday 01 - Saturday 02 December

Friday 08 - Saturday 09 December

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 December

Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 December


4.00pm - 9.30pm.

Advanced booking essential

Trail entry time slots

To avoid overcrowding and ensure the enjoyment of all visitors on the illuminated trail you will be prompted at time of booking to select a time slot to begin exploring the trail. Time slots are every 10 minutes from 4.30pm – 8.20pm. Relaxed session time slots are 4pm or 4.15pm. Please ensure you arrive at the trail entrance promptly for your allocated start time. Trail admittance timeslots will be shown on a screen by the entrance to the illuminated trail. If you arrive late to the trail, we cannot guarantee entry/access to the full experience.


Tickets are priced according to the date and time slot, please select the time slot you wish to book and the relevant prices will be shown. Standard and off peak times vary by date. Off peak tends to apply to later timeslots. Standard pricing tends to apply to weekends, closer to Christmas and earlier timeslots.

 StandardOff peakRelaxed
Child (3-16 years old)£14£12£14
Infant (0-2 years old)Free*Free*Free*
Concessions (students & job seekers)£19£17£19
Personal assistantFree*Free*Free*

 * There is no charge for infant or personal assistant entry but they must be booked in conjunction with a full price ticket.

All orders subject to £2 transaction fee.

Relaxed Sessions - Saturday 25 November & Saturday 02 December

Sat 25 Nov & Sat 02 Dec from 4pm - 5pm the trail will be adapted to suit those with additional needs such as autism. For example, strong flashing lights, loud sound effects and smoke effects will be temporarily deactivated. All usual functions will resume ready for the general public to enter the trail at 5pm.

Buy relaxed tickets

Groups 10+

Book online or call our Customer Relations team on 0300 068 0400 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm) who will make the booking for you. 


Dogs are not permitted on the illuminated trail, except assistance dogs. 

Food and Drink

Local food carts will be selling seasonal food from 4pm - 9pm.

Offering some undercover shelter and warmth the Restaurant and Smokehouse will stay open until 9pm serving festive drinks, food and toasted marshmallows! 


Trail fully accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, prams and push chairs.

If you would like to hire a free mobility scooter you can do so here. We would recommend checking availability of mobility scooters before you book your tickets.

Father Christmas 

Father Christmas will be walking around the illuminated trail and Christmas Village to interact and have photos with children he meets along the way.

Christmas Village

You can arrive anytime before your trail time slot to soak up some seasonal cheer in our Christmas Village. Once complete you will exit via the Christmas Village. The village will have food and drink stalls and traditional fairground rides. 

Visiting during the day

Unfortunately, we are not able to allow visitors with Enchanted Christmas tickets to visit the arboretum for free during the day. On an Enchanted Christmas day the Old Arboretum will close at 2pm to allow for set up. Admissions to Westonbirt will close at 3pm.