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Christmas at the Botanic’s returns for 2020

Get ready to visit one of Edinburgh’s best-rated attractions as the Botanic’s light show has been confirmed for this winter and it sounds magical.

Image of Botanics at Christmas
Image credit: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The after dark, mile-long event will run from 26th November 2020 rounding off on the 3rd January 2021 with stunning lights, projections and laser display. The one mile, long after-dark, event will welcome back some of the most popular festive installations including the Cathedral of Light and Laser Garden.

Get into the festive mood as you surround yourself and your family with sparkle this Christmas. As the after-dark trail lights up for 2020, take time to share winter nights and starry lights with friends and family. There are also discounts for seniors and members.

The one mile long after-dark extravaganza will welcome back popular festive installations including Catherdal of Light and Laser Garden, as well as an apperance by Santa Claus.

Simon Milne MBE, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, said: “Having experienced the closure of our four Gardens for several weeks as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we open for Christmas at the Botanics and I hope that all who attend will benefit from the festive cheer it brings. This year’s event is even more special as it forms part of our 350th anniversary celebrations which have been significantly impacted by the lockdown. The work of the Botanics has never been more important globally in protecting the environment, human lives and economies. By coming to our event, visitors will play a vital role in funding plant research and conservation.

“We want to reassure all those planning to attend that we will have new health and safety measures in place to protect visitors. While this might mean that one or two of our installations may change this year, rest assured we want everyone who comes to the trail to enjoy their visit safely – whether this is their first time or if they have attended before.”

Image of Botanics at Christmas 2020
Image credit: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

There will also be extra safety measures in place to follow strict regulations and guidelines due to COVID-19.

Tickets will cost £19 per adult, £13 per child and £60 for a family which consists of 2 adults & 2 children with tickets bought online here.