Following the latest government restrictions, Christmas at the Botanics is now set to open on 2 December. If you booked to visit between 26 November and 29 November you should have already heard from us via the email address used when you booked. The safety and well-being of our visitors remains of the utmost importance to us, so we'll continue to monitor the situation and keep in touch with you. We look forward to welcoming you at our magical after dark trail.
The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail
Now in its fourth year, surround yourself with sparkle as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You'll find new moments to share with friends and family - brand new bright lights for winter nights.
Enter into a botanical world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics. Wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. There are hidden surprises too.
Immerse yourself within bouncing lines of light in the laser garden and discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky. There are giant baubles and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour. Inverleith House springs to life with choreographed beams of light dancing across its historic façade and the tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour.
This year, why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine and hot chocolate*. Don't forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way.
*separate charges apply
The last time slot is 8:00pm, with last entry being 8:15pm
For more information on the illuminated trail and ticket prices, please read the FAQs