Experience Magical Christmas at Kew Gardens


Did you know that Christmas at Kew is one of the most awaited events on the UK festive calendar? Experience the botanical world at Kew Gardens in all-new light as it brims with twinkling lights and seasonal cheer with our guide.

Kew Christmas Lights

No Christmas celebration is complete without exploring the much-awaited circular Kew Light Trail from 15th November’23 to 7th January’24, following a pathway between landscaped rides and signature Kew trees. Reserve an opulent stay with The Montcalm Royal London House and head to Kew Gardens to celebrate Christmas like never before! On the mesmerising light trail, you’ll find the turnings adorned with about a million dazzling lights, so make sure to stop at every turn to admire the view and take great photos.

The Christmas Cathedral is the most famous arched tunnel of light at Kew, where the singing trees, festive songs, and the sound of carols add to the celebratory vibe. If you’re looking to witness the most dramatic light and sound show, this festive season in London, head to the Sacler Crossing here. Next, take a stroll in the scented fire garden, next to the iconic Temperate House for a magical time to cherish forever!

Christmas at Kew Festive Food

With your stay at a hotel near Finsbury Square London, you can’t miss out on the culinary delights of the Christmas celebration at Kew. While you’re exploring the Kew Light Trail, the street food trail-side stalls on the way offer a plethora of opportunities to relish soul-soothing hot chocolate, cider or mulled wine, plump marshmallows, and roasted chestnuts to suit your palate. If you’re in true celebration mode, the crisp bubbly drinks await a festive toast at one of Kew’s amazing cafes.

This year, with the most diverse collection of independent street food vendors at Kew, treat yourself to tantalising kebabs, halloumi fries, oozing cheese toasties (every kid’s and adult’s favourite) and more for a fine experience. You can even choose a pre-walk meal or opt for a relaxed dining experience for dinner, bookable at the same time as the entry tickets. So, if seasonal menus, with delectable Christmas puddings, truffle soup and caramelised shallot are your thing, Christmas at Kew must be on your list!

Remember, the Christmas at Kew celebration has a timed entry so make sure to secure your spot in advance.

Family-Friendly Adventures to Look Out For

As Christmas is celebrated at the Kew Gardens, just a skip and hop away from the luxe Montcalm London City Hotel, the glistening natural landscape works its magic on people of all ages. The kids can run around in the wide and shining open spaces or spend some time with the Children’s Garden play equipment. The lit canopy walkway, log trail and badger’s set offer the perfect atmosphere to celebrate a memorable Christmas Eve, with your loved ones. Not to forget, Father Christmas will make his appearance to delight the kids! Also, the vintage fairground with a helter-skelter ride and nostalgic merry-go-rounds, is sure to be a favourite amongst all.

With the best London hotel packages, discover rare tree types drenched in colours of festive lights and pause for a moment of reflection at the illuminated fire garden! Don’t forget to pack some comfortable damp-proof shoes and warm attire for your adventures at Kew. Also, the trail is not covered, so make sure to pack your waterproof gear as well!