The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail
For the very first time at Belton the tree-tops will glisten and the gardens will shimmer and sparkle. It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year to wander beneath historic tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
As you walk through a towering Tunnel of Light festooned by over 100,000 pea-lights, the mesmerising voices of the Singing Trees can be heard in the distance. Step into the Laser Garden where dancing lines of light playfully bounce across the branches. Then stroll towards a carpet of glowing flowers and reed-like lights that reach high into the night sky.
There are hidden surprises too - pause alongside the moonpool reflections and glimpse the sculptural Fire Garden as it flickers and crackles. The formal gardens spring to life with topiary trees lavishly draped in pea-lights that flicker in time to much-loved festive classics.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate. Gather around the fire-pit with family and friends to toast marshmallows* and end the evening browsing Belton's well-stocked gift shop. Don't forget the journey home, why not pick up some treats to take away.
For the young ones in all of us there are traditional Victorian fairground rides* and don't forget to glimpse Father Christmas and his elves along the way.
*Separate charges apply
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Please see below for highlights of Christmas: