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Christmas at the Botanics

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the treetops of Edinburgh begin to glisten and shimmer. There’s something for everyone as a one mile sparkling path winds its way through the world famous Botanics in a magical after dark experience.

Now in its third year, this winter trail is established as a much anticipated family tradition. Along the 2019 route, you'll notice all new installations.

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Step into a Laser Garden where dancing lines of light playfully bounce across the branches. Stroll toward the waterside reflections of the Festive Flotilla as hundreds of glowing boats gently bob on the shimmering surface and walk between larger than life icicles and neon spiral tres rising high intoo the night sky.

To those who have been before, rest assured the towering Tunnel of Light twinkling with thousands of pea lights and the mesmerising Scented Fire Garden will both return.

No Botanics Trail would be complete without the Festive Finale where brightly coloured projections dance in time to much loved Christmas classics.

Complete your walk under the stars with spiced cider, muller wine or hot chocolate and gather around the fire-pit with family and friends.

Find out more and book your ticket on the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh website.

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