As one of the finest hotels in Surrey, we certainly know how to celebrate Christmas in style and comfort. And nothing spells out luxury more than a visit to Kew Gardens this Christmas.
This year ‘Christmas at Kew’ is celebrating 4 years of festivities with a sparkling and spectacular transformation of the gardens, temples and glasshouses. The mile-long trail will guide visitors through a scented garden and all kinds of nature-inspired lights. 2016 also sees the return of Santa’s Snowflake Grotto, a vintage carousel, Christmas gifts and traditional festive nibbles and drinks for all to enjoy.
Make a grand entrance through two giant Christmas trees festooned with ribbon and stroll under the gloriously decorated tree canopies. Visitors can wander down the delicately illuminated pathway and enjoy a moment of reflection next to the scented Fire Garden inspired by the Five Gold Rings from well-loved The Twelve Days of Christmas. Prepare to be mesmerised at the trees laced with glittering giant crystals and colour-changing reeds sparkling in the night sky. From here you will catch a glimpse of the Tunnel of Lights in the distance, adorned with more than 60,000 individual lights, dancing along to some of your favourite festive soundtracks.
When it comes to entertainment, Kew Gardens have thought of everything. This year take a trip to the ‘Kew Karaoke’ at the Christmas Juke Box and really embrace the festive spirit. There is also a Victorian carousel, helter-skelter, and other family rides perfect for the children, but don’t forget to pay a visit to Santa and his elves at the North Pole village along the way.
Share a Mistletoe moment with your loved one before finishing the woodland walk filled with flickering candles and lights. The designers have truly pulled out all the stops to create the perfect Christmas atmosphere. The grand finale and must-see is the Palm House Pond, framed by sparkling hedges and coloured laser beams choreographed along to more much-loved Christmas classics.
If all that walking starts to tire you, why not indulge in some festive food and drink. Enjoy a spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate under the stars while the scent of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Crowd together and toast some marshmallows and make the most of these winter traditions.
After an evening in the cold, why not retreat to our 4 star Hampton Court hotel, a mere 8 miles from Kew Gardens. Our restaurant produces classic dishes, perfectly made – just what you need on a cold winter’s night. Book your stay with us this Christmas today, or call 0208 979 99 88.