Christmas at Belton

Nov 24
24th November 2022 - 1st January 2023

Discover a festive illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful landscape of Belton House this Christmas in Lincolnshire.

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas when over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun in the gardens at the National Trust’s Belton House.

This year, Belton House have curated a new sparkling installation and a route around their stunning National Trust gardens for their spectacular Christmas event.

The 2km trail of lights will dance to the nation’s much-loved season soundtrack, transforming Belton’s majestic gardens into a winter wonderland this year. There are picture perfect colour-changing spheres, an immersive triangular tunnel, Luminosi trees and a tunnel of hearts leading to a larger-than-life mistletoe display – all of which provide plenty of selfie moments.

Complete you walk under the starts with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate, before cosying up next to the open fire to toast your own marshmallows. Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist with tasty treats on offer during your visit too.

The trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible. Only guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are allowed on the trail.

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Belton’s new Sea of Light installation was used to frame Coldplay on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage

A new route and light installations await friends and family visiting the festive trail at the National Trust’s beautiful Belton House in Lincolnshire, which returns between 24 November 2022 and 1 January 2023.

New for 2022, international cultural event creators Mandylights have sprung a sprawling artistic illumination named The Rose Garden. Thousands of roses crafted using petals of white silk look pretty in daylight, however, once darkness falls the animated colour-changing lights burst into dazzling patterns.

Another new installation is Sea of Light, by Ithaca Studio, which comprises thousands of LED lights which change colour in time to the music.

Ithaca Studio created their largest ever Sea of Light for Glastonbury Festival, which was featured in a live stream called Live at Worthy Farm in 2021, when it surrounded Coldplay on the famous Pyramid Stage.

There are more international artists than ever before at Belton this year, including Italian collective Aether & Hemera, who will present the nautically inspired Voyage - strings of glowing colourful origami shaped boats will be on the pond.

The new route brings the 17th century house into the heart of the trail, with the projection on to it becoming the showpiece to give audiences a different perspective of the iconic, much-loved building.

Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “It is important to keep the content new and exciting so both new and returning audiences will be surprised and delighted by all that we have on offer.”

Christmas at Belton is brought to you by Sony Music Limited in partnership with the National Trust. The trail is created by Culture Creative.

opening times

Thursday 24th November 2022 - 1st January 2023
Open from 16:30, last entry 20:00 and closes at 22:00.
Closed 28th, 29th November and 5th, 12th, 25th December

entry & prices

Family (2 adults & 2 children)

Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under.

Parking £8.00 per car. Free for National Trust members when booked in advance.

Limited capacity with timed entry, early booking advised.

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Belton House



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Belton House

Belton House is a Grade I listed National Trust country house located in the parish of Belton near Grantham in Lincolnshire.