An after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens – with new installations for 2022
Following a hugely successful first year, the magic is back at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens close to Belfast. Over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun.
Look forward to some time together with friends and family as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, then walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the larger-than-life illuminations and, to make a moment to remember, don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.
Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tempting treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a perfectly festive *spiced winter warmer, *hot chocolate or *toasted marshmallows shared with someone special.
Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.
*separate charges apply
Last entry onto the trail:
7:15pm – Sat 24th Dec, Mon 26th Dec, Fri 30th Dec, Sat 31st Dec & Sun 1st Jan
7:45pm – Thu 29th Dec
8:15pm – All other dates
For more information on the illuminated trail, please see the Support Centre here
Only guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are allowed on the trail.
Images and video footage from UK trails 2020/2021
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