Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle returns with a magical new trail for 2023

Following on from the huge success of last year’s first Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle, Sony Music has announced the return of its magical illuminations – with a new twist for 2023.

Casting a festive light around the grounds of the Kent castle from Friday, November 24 to Sunday, December 31, new installations and a new route will provide the perfect backdrop for warming winter memories to be made.

It’s never too early to arrange a Christmas get-together with family or friends and tickets for this spectacular outdoor trail have gone on sale this week.

Matthew Findlay, Head of UK trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “Public response was overwhelming for the first year of this trail, which is at beautiful and historic Leeds Castle. We are thrilled to be bringing it back for 2023 and with a selection of fantastic innovations, the trail will again delight and amaze visitors young and old for another year of illuminated traditions.”

Just some of the new displays this year include sparkling chandeliers delicately suspended in the trees, a laser garden filled with tiny beams of light, a path of twinkling mirrored hearts and Feast of Light, featuring immersive, glowing strings filled with all the colours of the rainbow.

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle, nestled in the Kentish countryside near Maidstone, has everything you need for an unforgettable time with friends and family, including a magical glimpse of Father Christmas along the way. It’s a place where new traditions can be made and a destination designed for picture-perfect gatherings.

Grab a seasonal snack from one of the hand-picked street food vendors, who bring an indulgent twist to tempting treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a festive *spiced winter warmer, *hot chocolate or *toasted marshallow and share it with someone special.

Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice. Visit to book.

*separate charges apply

Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle is brought to you by Sony Music. The trail is created by Culture Creative.