A FREE festive event for all the community!
We’re working with local school children, making lanterns, to create a Winter Light Procession. Come along and see their lanterns as well as lots of beautiful lit pieces.
You can also browse stalls, enjoy carol singing music, entertainment, arts and crafts, festive food, and traditional children’s fairground and grotto.
More info coming soon…
Experience the magic of Wakehurst’s winter landscape after-dark on an exquisite lantern and fire lit journey through our extraordinary gardens and the grounds of our spectacular Elizabethan mansion.
Become part of a lantern lit trail that takes your sights and senses on a voyage through fiery celestial meadows, flotillas of fire and star lit ponds to beautiful lantern laden midnight gardens. Absorb the architectural beauty of the 16th century mansion before marvelling at the UK’s tallest living Christmas tree and enjoy toasting marshmallows or chestnuts over giant fire bowls with hot chocolate or mulled wine in hand.
Festive food and drink will be available and late night opening of our Visitor Centre shop, so arrive early or stay on after your designated trail time to relax and enjoy Wakehurst after dark or get some Christmas shopping all wrapped up for friends and family.
This beautiful, festive, family friendly event has sold out each year so book early to avoid disappointment.
More details soon…
Burning the Clocks takes place every year on the 21st of December to celebrate the winter solstice. You can join our community lantern parade by purchasing a lantern kit from our supporting shops around Brighton. For more info click here.