Bring a touch of brilliance to your winter nights by treating yourself to a visit to one of the many fantastic festive light trails.  The Cotswolds will be ablaze with colour and light – guaranteed  to brighten up the darkest night. 

Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail
The Blenheim Palace Illuminated Christmas Lights Trail will be brighter than ever before with lasers, projections, and thousands of pea-lights. From the delicate and twinkling to the grand and spectacular, the Formal Gardens will light up once again for a festive journey of exploration and wonder. Wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour, shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and glistening baubles, and catch a glimpse of Santa and his elves along the way. Highlights include a new Field of Light, scented Fire Garden, Canopy of Light, and the mesmerising voices of the Singing Trees.  The event runs 23rd November to 1st January 2019.
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The Killingworth Castle Inn

Afterwards, why not head to the nearby Killingworth Castle pub to rest your feet and enjoy an overnight stay in one of their luxurious bedrooms? 
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Sudeley Castle's Spectacle of Light

Experience the night-time magic of Sudeley Castle as the amazing Spectacle of Light returns for its third year this December.  Follow the White Rabbit along a beautiful new illuminated trail and meet some of the fabulous characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Also marvel at the glorious Field of Poppies, Meteors, Moroccan Lanterns and much more!  With festive warmers of mulled wine, hot chocolate and scrumptious festive food, the Spectacle of Light is a wonderful experience for all ages.  Book tickets in advance to save 10%. 
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Christmas at the Lygon Arms

Head for the beautiful Lygon Arms Hotel whose Christmas lights and decorations go up on 27th November.  Soak up the atmosphere of this historic hotel and treat yourself to a cheeky festive drink or meal.  We guarantee you’ll feel fabulously festive after that! 
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Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt (photo by Paul Groom)

This December, as night falls we’ll be sprinkling a little magic over Westonbirt Arboretum, transforming it into an enchanted Christmas wonderland! Take to the woodland trail and see stunning spectacles, fun interactive displays, and breath-taking illuminations.  Once you’ve completed the trail, head to the Enchanted Christmas Village where you’ll be able to pick up some festive food and drink, have a go at some Christmas themed arts and crafts activities for the whole family, and perhaps catch a glimpse of a certain visitor from the North Pole who will be walking around site.  Advanced booking essential.
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Christmas Lights Switch On in Cheltenham

Prepare to be excited and delighted as a battle of good versus bad unfolds in Cheltenham as the Wicked White Witch and her trolls race against Santa and his elves to turn on the Christmas Lights. (November 24th)  The interactive light switch on will move through the town unfolding in three key zones; The Brewery Quarter, Regent Arcade and The Town Centre. The race will head through the town before a thrilling showdown just before 6:30pm where the winner will turn on the festive lights which are bigger and better than ever for 2018! 
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Christmas Lights at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm’s enchanting Christmas lights are bigger and better for 2018. When daylight fades, the entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights, which will delight children and adults.  The Mermaid Garden, Giant's Camera, The Extinct Band, Giant Party Poppers, and Light Fountains will be a blaze of colour and the Dancing Water Fountains will be illuminated. New for 2018, visitors to our Grotto will enter a fairytale castle and see full-size indoor illuminated tableau, including the Toymaker's Christmas cottage and Santa's sleigh all ready for its Christmas journey into a starlit night.   
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