Christmas at Kew Gardens 2021, What to expect

Christmas at Kew Gardens runs from 17th November 2021 to 9th January 2022. Here is what you can expect from this event.

What is the Christmas at Kew Gardens event?

This is an annual event held at Kew Gardens. The trail which is about 2.6km, can be covered in approximately 75 minutes. The after-dark festivities see family and friends enjoy delicious foods at the Victoria Plaza Café, drinks at Pavilion Bar and Grill, dance beside the waterside, walk under jewel decorated trees, get warm at the Fire Garden, and even feast their eyes at the Palm House light display. While this seasonal festivity attracts loads of visitors, this year’s event will be limited in capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Alex Liivet from Chester, United Kingdom, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons


The event will run from Wednesday 17th November 2021- Sunday 9th January 2022. However, it will only be open between 17th-21st November 2021, 24th-28 November 2021, 30th November – 5th December 2021, 7th- 12th December 2021, 14th-24th December 2021, and 26th December 2021 – 9th January 2022. The festivities will be open from 4-10 pm, with visitors requiring to choose their preferred time entry slot, with the last allowed entry being at 8 pm. Entrance to the venue will be via the Lion gate, Victoria Gate, or Brentford Gate depending on the ticket you choose. Tickets go for £21.50 during off-peak hours, and £26.50 during peak hours.

What to expect

Since there are no covered areas along the trail and path, they can sometimes get wet. This means visitors are advised to wear appropriate clothing. In addition, while the trail is lit, some areas are lit at low levels, and visitors may need torches. Visitors are allowed to take photos.

If you are looking to enjoy a mesmerising trail during this year’s Christmas Festivities, you should consider booking yourself a ticket for the Christmas at Kew Gardens 2021.

Alex Liivet from Chester, United Kingdom, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons