Christmas and winter illuminations in Wiltshire 2023

A wide range of Christmas and winter illuminations are available in Wiltshire for the 2023 season. From National Trust properties to towns, villages and a cathedral.

Take a look below for some displays and events to get you in the festive mood.


The Festival of Light 2023

Selected dates from 11 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

This year The Festival of Light presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis and other Treasured Tales.


Christmas at Stourhead 2022
Christmas at Stourhead 2022

1 – 31 December 2023

The countdown to Christmas has started and National Trust’s Stourhead is getting ready to welcome its glittering illuminated Trail back this year, from 1 – 31 December 2023.

Marvel at the delights of Stourhead’s unique gardens adorned with decoration. This family-friendly magical festive trail in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside will be flooded with enchanting illuminations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music.

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Salisbury Cathedral

From Darkness to Light at Salisbury Cathedral
From Darkness to Light at Salisbury Cathedral

A range of events and things to see at Salisbury Cathedral this year begin with From Darkness to Light: The Advent Procession on 1, 2 and 3 December.