Arboretum ready to light up the festive season once more

Families can experience a kaleidoscope of colour at the National Memorial Arboretum this December.

The Illuminated Arboretum experience will return during December
The Illuminated Arboretum experience will return during December

There will be a new route as visitors venture along a winding trail around the western portion of the 150-acre woodland and garden site when Illuminated Arboretum returns.

Visitors will encounter majestic displays that use light and sound to create a festive atmosphere, while bathing some sculpted memorials in colour.

The National Memorial Arboretum has been granted Good to Go status by VisitEngland, signifying compliance with government and industry best practice. All events at the venue are also delivered in a Covid-secure manner.

The Illuminated Arboretum experience will be available from December 9 to 19.

Tickets can be bought online via, with discounted early bird prices available until October 31.

Sarah Oakden, head of marketing at the arboretum, said: “Illuminated Arboretum is one of our most popular annual events, offering an exciting, multi-sensory, immersive experience for the whole family as we approach the Christmas season.

"In the first week of ticket sales we’ve already sold 30 per cent of our total capacity.

“This year we’re introducing a new and improved route, which will be more beautiful than ever and with plenty of space to enable social distancing.

"Visitors of all ages will be captivated by the stunning light display during what will truly be a night to remember.”

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