Christmas at the Botanics

  • 01 December 2022 - 30 December 2022
  • From £15.00 - £21.50 if booked in advance.
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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

Larger-than-life illuminations, dancing waterside reflections, trees drenched in jewel-like colour, 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.

Christmas Lights At Royal Botanics

Visitors are welcome to bring mobility scooters and wheelchairs. There will also be some for hire. 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.

Looking for some Christmas gift inspiration? The Botanics Shop at the West Gate Entrance and will be open until 10pm.

Running on selected evenings between 17 November and 30 December, all tickets should be pre-booked online, with time slots available from 4:15pm to 8:00pm. Book your ticket here

Royal Botanics Christmas Lights


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