Christmas light trails 2020 – near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham, Christmas, Days Out
Christmas light trail near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 2020
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As Christmas approaches, and so much uncertainty remains, outdoor events seem to be a brilliant option to get some festive cheer. There are many festive events around Gloucestershire, many outdoors, our favourites are light and illumination trails. These light and illumination trails and events around Cheltenham, Gloucestershire look stunning, but wrap up warm, this December is cold so far!

** Also pop over to our Where to meet Father Christmas post for more Christmas events **


Spectacle of Light

Sudeley Castle & Gardens Gloucestershire, Winchcombe GL54 5JD

Sudeley Castle Spectacle of Light is a festive event in its 5th year. This year they have a Nutcracker theme and looks absolutely magical. This is the closest illumination event to Cheltenham…

Discover the magical characters of The Nutcracker around Sudeley Castle’s gardens, see the sparkling water features, the flickering field of fire, lanterns…

Many nights are now sold out, however, some tickets remain!!

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Enchanted Light Trail

Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5FL

Cotswold Farm Park’s first Enchanted Light Trail looks and sounds like a fantastic Christmas activity for everyone to enjoy.

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UPDATED – We have now visited Cotswold Farm Park’s Enchanted Light Trail it is a fantastic event, the illuminations and set up was fantastic! We paid ourselves, and yes it is expensive, but it was all outdoors, so much to see, and the added bonus of the kids getting to feed the goats in the barn. Have a watch of our Enchanted Light Trail video from our visit….


Enchanted Christmas

Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS

Westonbirt are back again with their Enchanted Christmas illumination event, with a journey to the Westpole which looks as amazing as usual. As this is 2020, Father Christmas will be different, he won’t be handing out presents, although there will be a free activity pack at the start of the trail, including a present (a pencil)…

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Malvern Winter Glow Light Spectacular

Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW

The first Christmas Winter Glow Light Spectacular at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern is round 40 minutes from Cheltenham and looks magical…

9th December – 3rd January 2020

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… Cheltenham lights in town

Of course Cheltenham has amazing lights in town, so I would absolutely recommend a trip to town, a wander along the Prom and Montpellier.

It is a must do, and is FREE! Just look how gorgeous it is…

As you can see we have wealth of Christmas events in Gloucestershire and several light and illuminations events to choose from. We are very lucky to have these on our doorstep in Cheltenham, all within 40 minutes drive. We also have several Santa events – from Breakfast with Santa to Santa Special train rides – find our where you can see Santa in Gloucestershire in this guide.

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