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

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:41pm

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, walkthrough Christmas bauble-trees, an arch of hearts, a carpet of gently glowing white roses and perhaps a glimpse of Father Christmas.

New Trail highlights:

  • Illuminated Tree – Stand among the glow of purple blossomshimmering in the moonlight
  • Neon Trees – Pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the Neon Trees glowing in the night
  • Laser Garden Step into a garden like no other, walk between thousands of tiny beams of light.

Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with *toasted marshmallows, a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.

My Christmas at Killerton provides a special way to celebrate the festive season with an unmissable outdoor experience. The trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible to all to enjoy.

Open from 4.30pm, last entry 8pm and closes at 10pm. 

Admission: Advanced From: Adult £18, Child £13, Family £60 (2 adults & 2 children). Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.

Tickets are on sale now.  

Christmas at Killerton is brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust.  The trail is created by Culture Creative.

Parking £8 per car. Free for National Trust members when booked in advance.



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Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE

Event Date

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 4:30pm to Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 10:00pm