Christmas at Killerton launches with more than a million twinkling lights

The countdown to Christmas has begun and the National Trust’s Killerton in Exeter welcomed a brand-new glittering illuminated trail on Friday evening.

Visitors marvelled at more than a million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations, which were choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music to transform Killerton’s majestic gardens into a winter wonderland.

Festive fun facts about the Killerton trail 2021:

  • 50 metres of pea lights feature in the Tunnel of Light
  • 236 LED spheres glow
  • 125 metres
  • ...

Christmas at Killerton: The after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens

Event Date: 
26/11/2021 - 4:30pm to 02/01/2022 - 10:00pm
Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE

The countdown to Christmas has started and National Trust’s Killerton in Exeter is getting ready to welcome a brand-new glittering illuminated Trail from 26 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.

Get your Christmas sparkle on and be surrounded by over a million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal musictransforming Killerton’s majestic gardens into a winter wonderland.

There will be burnished lantern trees filled with flickering flames, neon strings stretched between towering trees,...

Discover a brand new after-dark Christmas lights trail at KIllerton

A brand new after-dark Christmas illuminated trail will be bringing festive sparkle to the garden at the National Trust’s Killerton, near Exeter, from 26 Nov 2021 – 2 Jan 2022.

A magical trail, featuring spectacular lighting set to a soundtrack of favourite seasonal tunes, will transform the estate’s landscaped grounds and gardens.

Visitors will be able to make memories as they discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and beneath trees drenched in jewel-like colour. They can get into the festive feeling watching the flickering flames in the fire...

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Only 44 per cent of non-drivers surveyed by YouGov for Injury Prevention Week (17-21 August) knew to look out for reverse lights.

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He’s busy overseeing a green revolution to save energy and save money. The charity is installing environmentally-friendly lighting in key buildings, with halogen and compact fluorescent lamps being replaced by high-efficiency LED lights.

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Princesshay captures Christmas magic at late night shopping experiences

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The illuminated entertainment will bring the centre to life with jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics from Heliosphere and the incredible light-up drummers, Spark.

The festivities kick off on the first of the late night shopping events on Thursday 22nd November. The full line up is as follows:

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