The National Trust’s Palladian house and garden is preparing to wow visitors for another year with the return of the glittering trail between 25 November 2022 and 1 January 2023.

This family-friendly magical festive trail in Stourhead’s unique gardens will be filled with larger-than-life illuminations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music. 

Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “We were thrilled with the fantastic response from visitors who enjoyed the trail last Christmas and our planning and preparation for 2022 is already well underway. Look out for some new surprises this year.”

Be transported into a winter wonderland in this unique landscape.  Discover the iconic Christmas Cathedral created with more than a thousand pea lights woven into the forest landscape. Marvel at the ‘sea of light’, neon stars wrapping trees and stunning Super Nova.  Pause to reflect at the mesmerising, flickering flames in the fire garden, enjoy the larger-than-life light installations and don’t forget to wave at Father Christmas along the way. 

Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist with tasty treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with friends and family. Everyone loves toasting a marshmallow over an open fire and the artisan *marshmallow stall gives visitors the chance to warm their hands and enjoy this sweet outdoor tradition.

Christmas at Stourhead 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 for all to enjoy.

Book now to secure your choice of date and time 

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

What:              Christmas at Stourhead – The after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens
             From 25 November 2022 to 1 January 2023.

Open from 4.30pm, last entry 8pm and closes at 10pm.
Closed 28/29 Nov 05/06/24//25 Dec

Why Visit:       Discover a Christmas illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful landscape of Stourhead.