At least one magical Christmas event will still be going ahead this year despite coronavirus restrictions.
Dozens of annual festive celebrations have already be cancelled, including pantomimes, Cribbs Causeway’s Winter Wonderland and lots of Santa’s grottos.
But for those worrying there will be no sparkling events to visit, never fear, because Longleat’s much-anticipated Land of Light is taking place – and tickets are on sale now.
Running from November 7 to January 1, the event will feature thousands of spectacular light sources, illuminating seven themed areas across the Wiltshire estate.
Specially created for Longleat, the event will mix technology, art and interactive installations to provide a stunning alternative to the winter lantern spectacular; the Festival of Light, which is postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.
The venue has warned due to COVID-19 and for the safety of Longleat’s guests and Team Members, the Land of Light will have a much-reduced capacity and online bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.
What will be there
- See sensational projections light up the iconic Longleat House, dancing fountains and animated light displays across the ornate grounds and gardens, Half Mile Lake and The Longhouse.
- Wander through motion-detected splashes of playful colour and sound and step inside the giant four-metre tall geometric portal with its immersive and vibrant pattern of choreographed lights.
- Longleat’s famous Sun Maze and Love Labyrinth will be embellished with LED lighting, mirror balls and atmospheric haze, with trees and topiary hedges decked out in their own stunning illuminated displays, bringing a wintery shimmer to the historic gardens
- The Adventure Castle will be creaking at the parapets with the sights and sounds of the medieval. Listen to knights jousting and watch steam billowing from the blacksmith’s forge.
- Venture into the 70-metre long sensory tunnel before heading inside The Longhouse for a 360° infinity experience, featuring fully mirrored walls and hundreds of diffracted laser beams in a floor-to-ceiling optical and aural experience.
- The Santa Train will be back to whisk guests away to Father Christmas’ magical woodland grotto.
- Little ones will also be able to enter Santa’s cosy den to hear a whimsical story told by the man himself.
- During the day, guests can attend Longleat’s Safari Park, Koala Creek, Jungle Kingdom, Jungle Cruise and Hedge Maze
All tickets must be pre-booked.
All-in-one Tickets cost from £36.50 per adult and £27.35 per child. Night Tickets cost £27.95 per adult and £20.95 per child. Additional costs apply for the Santa Train and Santa Storytelling experiences.