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Christmas at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Place, access via West Gate, EH3 5NZ

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Christmas at the Botanics plus hot chocolate; wind your way through the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh in a magical after dark experience

Festive fun

  • One infant, child or adult ticket to Christmas at the Botanics
  • Includes a hot chocolate each
  • Wind your way through the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens in a magical after dark experience
  • Now in its third year, the winter trail is established as a much-anticipated family tradition
  • New for 2019; step into a Laser Garden where dancing lines of light playfully bounce across the branches; stroll towards the waterside reflections of the Festive Flotilla as hundreds of glowing boats gently bob on the shimmering surface and walk between larger than life icicles and neon spiral trees rising high into the night sky
  • To those who have been before, rest assured the towering Tunnel of Light twinkling with thousands of pea lights festooned with seasonal cheer and the mesmerising Scented Fire Garden will both return
  • Plus no Botanics trail would be complete without the Inverleith House Festive Finale where brightly coloured projections dance in time to much-loved Christmas classics
  • Look out for Santa and his elves along the way too!
  • Under 4s go for free!

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Small print

Advance booking is not required.

Multiple purchases permitted.

Duration approx. 1 hr 30mins. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes before your chosen time.

Walking event.

Event is outdoors, please wear warm/waterproof clothing.

Suitable for all ages. Children are classed as age 4 - 16. Under 4s go free but require a ticket.

Please go to the West Gate entrance on Arboretum Place for entry.

Upon arrival you will receive a hot chocolate voucher which can be exchanged at either East Gate Café or Terrace Café.

Wheelchair access available, for any specific queries please email [email protected]

Tickets must be printed for redemption; please print your ticket and bring along with you to avoid disappointment.

Ticket is non-refundable unless event is cancelled.

Ticket is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

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Small print

Advance booking is not required.

Multiple purchases permitted.

Duration approx. 1 hr 30mins. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes before your chosen time.

Walking event.

Event is outdoors, please wear warm/waterproof clothing.

Suitable for all ages. Children are classed as age 4 - 16. Under 4s go free but require a ticket.

Please go to the West Gate entrance on Arboretum Place for entry.

Upon arrival you will receive a hot chocolate voucher which can be exchanged at either East Gate Café or Terrace Café.

Wheelchair access available, for any specific queries please email [email protected]

Tickets must be printed for redemption; please print your ticket and bring along with you to avoid disappointment.

Ticket is non-refundable unless event is cancelled.

Ticket is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Arboretum Place, access via West Gate,
    EH3 5NZ
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