Milton Keynes families: light up your festive season with Christmas at Wrest Park!

Posted 29th August 2023

Don’t miss out on the enchanting Christmas at Wrest Park, just a short drive from Milton Keynes. A spellbinding spectacle for all ages, brought to life with illuminations, installations, and festive cheer from 1st December to 1st January!

Located just a stone’s throw away from Milton Keynes, in the scenic Bedfordshire countryside, and created by the celebrated team at Kilimanjaro Live in association with English Heritage, this magical light trail is set to transform the 18th-century mansion’s stunning grounds into a winter wonderland.

Prepare to let the Christmas spirit envelop you as you step into a dazzling world of seasonal sparkle. With surprises tucked away in every nook and cranny, the event promises a medley of festive food stalls, warming cocktails, and picture-perfect moments designed to capture the imagination of both young and old.

Renowned creative director Katherine Jewkes teams up with light art pioneers, Illumaphonium, to craft a trail of breathtaking illuminations and installations. The lighting design will not only complement the majestic grounds of Wrest Park but also pay homage to the specific gardens on site—ranging from the Italian and American gardens to the English garden, the Chinese Pavilion, and the Orangery.

One of the standout features is Illumaphonium’s ‘Continuum’, a trail of 25 mirrored monoliths leading you through a labyrinth of mesmerising reflections and light. “We’re thrilled to bring this unique experience to Wrest Park. It’s an honour to reimagine this historic site for the holiday season,” said Katherine Jewkes.

Stuart Galbraith, CEO of Kilimanjaro Live, said, “Wrest Park is truly unique, and it’s a great honour to light up these historic gardens in this festive season.” Tom Woodhouse, Site Manager at Wrest Park, added, “We’re so excited to be hosting this event for the first time. It’s the perfect opportunity for families in Milton Keynes and beyond to get into the yuletide spirit.”

Don’t miss your chance to revel in the festive fun at Wrest Park— a convenient outing for families in Milton Keynes. Tickets and additional details can be accessed via or Book now to ensure you and your family have a truly enchanted Christmas experience!