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Christmas at the Botanics

See Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden burst into festive colours as the enchanting illuminated trail returns to brighten up the winter nights.

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16th November 2023 - 30th December 2023
From £17.00 - £22.50 per person. Family tickets available.

Trees drenched in jewel-like colours, larger-than-life illuminations, dancing waterside reflections, sparkling tunnels of light and magical festive sounds – discover it all and more at the magical Christmas at the Botanics. Don’t forgot to keep an eye open for Santa along the way!

This is an outdoor trail, taking approximately 90 minutes to walk, therefore please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. As the trail follows the natural contours of the gardens, some paths can be steep in places.

Visitors are welcome to bring mobility scooters and wheelchairs. There will also be a small number some for hire (these should be pre-booked). Please note that some parts of the trail may not be suitable for all aids, particularly in bad weather.

There will be a variety of places along the way to purchase seasonal food and drinks. Why not complete your walk with a warming hot chocolate or marshmallows toasted over the fire-pit.

A relaxed session, which starts at twilight before the illuminated trail opens to the public, takes place on 06 December at 4pm.

Running on selected evenings between 16 November and 30 December 2023, all tickets should be pre-booked on Christmas at the Botanics