Light up your Winter with these Dazzling Illuminated Trails

Edinburgh light trails 2021-22

As the nights draw in, be dazzled and delighted by one of Edinburgh’s spectacular winter light trails. Walk through a pathway of illuminated lanterns, light installations or projections and experience something truly special and unique. The perfect way to light up the darker evenings!

Christmas at The Botanics

This glittering path winds its way through the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, on a magical winter trail of sparkling tunnels, dancing reflections and colourful lights. After taking in the sights and sounds of this magnificent trail, enjoy delicious warming treats from street food vendors. From 25th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022, slots available from 4.15 pm to 8.00 pm. Book your tickets here.

Castle of Light

Returning after a sparkling debut in 2019, Castle of Light is a trail of art lighting installations, illuminating the ancient walls of Edinburgh Castle. Exploring the castle’s hidden treasures through dazzling light projections and animations. From 19th November 2021 to 9th January 2022, with time slots between 4.30 pm and 8.30 pm. Book your tickets here.

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Discover the magic of Christmas spirit, as Edinburgh Zoo is illuminated by projections and twinkling lights on a festive trail after dark. From 19th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022. The event takes place each night with slots from 4.45 pm to 7.30 pm. There is also an adult only evening on 10th December. Book your tickets here.

Wonderous Woods

40 minute’s drive outside of Edinburgh, Wonderous Woods is an illuminated woodland journey set within the enchanting grounds of Hopetoun House. Including the magnificent house itself, lit up in all its glory. Open from 21st October to 14th November 2021, with slots from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. Book your tickets here.

Edinburgh Winter Breaks

You can visit one or all of these amazing winter light trails while enjoying a city break. Parliament House Hotel is centrally located in Edinburgh, so while visiting the festival you can also enjoy access to shops, restaurants, bars, attractions and nightlife. So, take a look at our special offers and book your stay with us today.