Christmas at the Botanics returns for second year
It may be summer, but Christmas has come early at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with tickets now on sale for the Garden’s second festive light trail, Christmas at the Botanics.
The magical trail of lights will run for 30 nights, from Friday 23 November to Saturday 29 December and promises to be spectacular, with over one million twinkling lights and awe-inspiring installations, from the scented Fire Garden to a festive finale.
Visitors will enjoy a new route through the Garden and many new installations as the landscape is transformed by light, sound and stunning visual effects.
Commenting, Simon Milne MBE, Regius Keeper, said: “I am thrilled that our annual light trail has evolved into an increasingly important and popular event in Scotland’s calendar. Income from the event is an important source of funding for our Scottish and global science and conservation projects. From repopulating Scotland’s landscapes with threatened native plants to saving endangered conifers overseas, our science and conservation projects would be fewer without the income generated by Christmas at the Botanics. I do hope that those who treasure the Botanics and our important work will come along, enjoy the event and support us.”
Last year, over 70,000 tickets were sold during the event’s five-week run. Jonathan Marks, Chief Development Officer at Raymond Gubbay Ltd, which organises the event, said: “We are looking forward to returning to Edinburgh Botanical Gardens with the Christmas Light Trail. Last year proved to be a big success and we have listened to feedback from visitors to plan the trail for 2018, introducing varied and engaging content throughout this world class venue.”
Christmas at the Botanics is the first festive light show to come to Edinburgh and offers visitors to the city and its residents a ‘must-see’ Christmas experience.
Tickets for Christmas at the Botanics are on-sale now and people are encouraged to book early to secure their preferred time slot.
For further ticket information, pricing and timings, please visit the website.