Saturday 7th December, 5pm - 9pm last entry
Illuminating the Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure
Whether it’s a Christmas celebration or a family escapade, for couples or friends looking to spend a memorable moment together, Woburn Abbey Gardens is holding its first Christmas Luminaria event on Saturday 7th December from 5pm to 9pm (last entry).
Experience the stunning Abbey Gardens in a totally new light as you walk through the atmospheric grounds lit up after dark.
* With the historic gardens taking on a whole new look thanks to the warm glow of the lights used to denote pathways, trees and the lake, you will be able to take in enticing sights of contemporary art installations, created especially for the evening by Woburn village’s local art gallery, Bedford Street Gallery - these include an incredible animated fire sculpture.
* Watch award-winning ice sculptors, commissioned especially for the event by Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, create magnificent ice sculptures right before your eyes at the main lawn area, whilst snuggling up on beanbags or picnic benches, enjoying a warming soup, hearty casserole or hot dog (food and drink available at an additional charge).
* This unique experience will kick off with an exclusive glimpse of the Chinese Dairy – usually out of bounds to the public – where you will be launch a lotus flower lantern out onto the lake on arrival to create a stunning spectacle. Visitors will then be invited to make your own hanging lantern to help light up your route whilst you discover the magic of Woburn Abbey Gardens after dark (includes small battery-powered light, additional charge £3, cash payments only).
* Take on the tricky Hornbeam Maze (open for this event).
* Enjoy live festive music.
Child (3 - 15 years) £4.00
Under 3’s Free
5pm – 10pm (last entry 9pm)
Please wear appropriate clothing. This is an outdoor event and the route through the gardens will include walking on grass - which can get muddy in winter conditions. Please bring a torch with you, especially if you think you will require additional assistance to make your way around the gardens.
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