Christmas at Beaulieu

A new Christmas light trail will run at Beaulieu in Hampshire this winter, from 23rd November until 30th December.

Created by events producers Raymond Gubbay, the grounds and gardens of the Beaulieu attraction will, for the very first time, be transformed with an after-dark illuminated trail.

Groups can follow a mile-long illuminated path which will wind its way through the grounds in a ‘magical evening experience’. Visitors will be greeted by the sights and sounds of Christmas as they wander beneath tree canopies awash with seasonal colour.

Highlights will include the chance to explore the illuminated ruins of Beaulieu’s Medieval Abbey, to discover the flickering flames of the scented Fire Garden Cloister and to make a Christmas wish at the Wishing Tree.

There will also be a tunnel of light with a canopy of over 100,000 twinkling pealights. Surrounded by sparkling hedges, the path will head towards the Palace House panorama, which will bring to life the exterior of the Montagu family home.

A light show here will portray beams of light moving in time to Christmas classics. Father Christmas and his elves will be greeting visitors from the roof of Beaulieu’s veteran bus. An icicle walk, a meadow of light and singing trees are also to be expected.

Visitors can complete their stroll with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate, toast marshmallows at one of the fire pits, ride the vintage carousel or ferris wheel, and enjoy other traditional fare before picking up a Christmas gift or two at Beaulieu’s shop.

Group visits

Group travel organisers planning a trip to Beaulieu can take advantage of discounted rates, free coach parking, a range of private guided tours and dining packages.

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