Enchanted Christmas light trail is back at Westonbirt Arboretum

Enchanted Christmas is returning to Westonbirt Arboretum in 2023, spreading festive cheer with a magical new light trail, stunning spectacles and the chance to spot Father Christmas himself.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Experience Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas light trail in 2023.

Families can well and truly get into the Christmas spirit when Westonbirt Arboretum lights up for the festive season — with its Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail returning in 2023.

Promising festive fun on selected evenings from Friday 24 November to Saturday 23 December 2023, families are invited to step into the Cotswolds' very own winter wonderland as the iconic attraction returns for its 17th year.

Make your way around the magical light trail, marvelling at the twinkling lights, colourfully lit trees and mesmerising spectacles. And, if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Father Christmas himself!

With the magical event sure to be a highlight of Gloucestershire’s Christmas calendar once again, soak up the seasonal atmosphere in the Christmas village before and after the trail, where visitors can hop on traditional fairground rides and pick up festive snacks and drinks.

Westonbirt is also hosting two relaxed sessions on Saturday 25 November and Saturday 2 December 2023, giving families and children with additional needs the chance to explore the winter wonderland without strong flashing lights, loud sound and smoke effects.

Advance booking is required for Enchanted Christmas via forestryengland.uk/westonbirt/enchanted-christmas, with pre-bookable timeslots to avoid overcrowding.


Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum


Friday 24 to Saturday 25 November 2023; Friday 1 to Saturday 2 December 2023; Friday 8 to Saturday 9 December 2023; Friday 15 to Sunday 17 December 2023; Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 December 2023


From 4pm to 9.30pm


Tickets cost from £19 for adults and £12 for children aged three to 16. Infants aged two and under are free of charge but require a ticket


(0300) 0674890

In partnership with Westonbirt Arboretum  |  forestryengland.uk/westonbirt

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