Kew Gardens Christmas Trail
A Christmas tradition for all the family
Did you know that Kew Gardens was home to one of the very first decorated Christmas trees in England? It was Queen Charlotte in the 1790s who dressed branches in one of the largest rooms at Kew Palace, and when the tree was lit and all aglitter, the whole court gathered round. Now in its third year, Kew's winter trail focuses on the Christmas tree and Kew’s special part in the history of the holiday. Offering something for everyone, the one mile sparkling path is a magical after-dark experience. When you've explored the gardens, you can stock up on festive treats at the gift shop and on-site Christmas Fayre. ★★★★★ – Time Out All visitors are reminded that Christmas at Kew is an outdoor event and the weather may be inclement. We advise that you wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. For safety reasons, no naked flames are allowed.
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