Bolesworth has released its first look at its upcoming spectacular Christmas celebrations, with behind-the-scenes photos showing what guests can expect of the festivities, which will run for 28 nights.
Bolesworth Castle & Grounds will transform into an illuminated winter wonderland on Friday 26th November, as the historic venue turns on its first Christmas lights trail. The sparkling and dazzling display will run until 24th December, allowing visitors to kick off Christmas with an unforgettable after-dark experience.
As well as the beautifully lit winter wonderland, there is the chance to visit Father Christmas, at Santa’s Grotto which is available to book as part of your visit. Children can have their photo taken with the special man and leave their Christmas wish list with him ready for his rounds on Christmas Eve.
The 1.2-mile magical trail, which runs until Christmas Eve, runs along the lakeside and through woodland paths and grounds to provide a magical fusion of colours, music, and unique experiences. In addition, there will be laser light shows, sparking lights, and a sculpture trail featuring some of the best local and national artists.
Along the way, visitors will spot real reindeer and enjoy a selection of festive food and drink at the Christmas village or snap up some special gifts from the Christmas market. There is also a selection of fun fairground rides for all the family to enjoy.
The Christmas village will also have an all-weather and environmentally friendly synthetic ice skating rink for the more energetic family members to enjoy.
A VIP Champagne Island is also available at Christmastime, which can be accessed across a bridge while taking in views of the illuminated Bolesworth Castle. On cold winter nights, blankets and a glowing fire pit keep visitors warm.
This Christmas Lights Trail Event is the first in a series of new events that will be organised and hosted at Bolesworth Castle. From the young to the old, and dog-friendly too, there will be something for everyone in the coming year, as well as the established events that Bolesworth is well known for, such as CarFest and Bolesworth International Horse Show.
The Christmas light trail runs from 26th November to 24th December and tickets are available at www.bolesworth.com/christmas.
Christmas parties are also available at Bolesworth, for work colleagues or friends and family, with après ski-themed party nights running for three nights in December. Visit www.bolesworth.com/christmas-parties/ for more information.