Get ready to sparkle with over a million Christmas lights at Belton


The countdown to Christmas has started, and National Trust’s beautiful Belton House in Lincolnshire is getting ready to welcome its glittering Illuminated Trail back this year, between 27 November 2020 – 3 January 2021.


Christmas at Belton House is the perfect way to get outside in the fresh air and into the festive mood. Wrap up warm, get your Christmas sparkle on, and be surrounded by over a million twinkling lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations, transforming Belton’s majestic gardens into a winter wonderland.


It takes between one to two hours to complete the magical mile-long trail, with special light installations along the way set to classic Christmas music.


Wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour, surrounded by giant baubles, glowing flowers, glittering snowflakes, and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.  And don’t forget to look out for Father Christmas along the way!


The trail’s installations and sparkling lights provide picture-perfect social media opportunities around every corner.


Trail highlights for 2020:


*NEW* this year:


Back by popular demand for a second year:


“Wandering around this sparkling trail set against the dark night sky is like entering a wintery fairy-tale”, said Belton House general manager, Ian Cooper.


“This uplifting festive experience is suitable for all ages, and provides a safe, socially-distanced outdoor environment where visitors can enjoy Belton House’s spectacular gardens, festooned with colour and Christmas lights,” he added.


Book your tickets safe in the knowledge that if Covid-19 Government legislation requires cancellation, you can re-book your slot or get a refund.


Christmas at Belton is brought to you by leading events promoter Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music, and hosted by the National Trust.  The trail is created by Culture Creative.


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