Tickets for an all new Christmas lights trail within the grounds of an 18th century mansion go on sale next week.

Christmas At Wrest Park is a new light trail for the 2023 festive season, set within the grounds of the historic mansion in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside.

From December 1 to January 1, visitors are told to expect the unexpected and allow the Christmas spirit to take over as they immerse themselves in a world of seasonal sparkle and festive cheer.

The Comet: This is the first time a Christmas lights trail has been held at Wrest Park.This is the first time a Christmas lights trail has been held at Wrest Park. (Image: Wrest Park)

Award-winning creative director Katherine Jewkes will work alongside light art pioneers, Illumaphonium, to bring together a trail of spectacular illuminations and installations.


The lighting will complement the grounds of Wrest Park, which is in the care of English Heritage, with the house gently lit; as well as installations which take into account the designs of the gardens themselves, which include the Italian garden, American garden, English garden, Chinese pavilion, and orangery.

The Comet: There will be plenty for all ages to enjoy.There will be plenty for all ages to enjoy. (Image: Wrest Park)

Illumaphonium’s interactive installation ‘Continuum’, with a trail of 25 mirrored monoliths, will take visitors through a maze of incredible reflection and light, capturing the imaginations of all ages.

Festive food, warming cocktails and picture-perfect moments will add to the spectacle, that will have you captivated as you enjoy an enchanted Christmas with family, friends and loved ones at this seasonal event with a contemporary twist.

Katherine said: "We’re looking forward to bringing a brand new light trail to Wrest Park in 2023, reimagining the unique grounds and gardens of what is a beautiful site that we can’t wait to welcome visitors to."


Tom Woodhouse, site manager at Wrest Park, added: "We’re so excited that Wrest Park will be hosting a Christmas light trail for the first time in the site’s history.

The Comet: Enjoy the festive spirit with family and friends.Enjoy the festive spirit with family and friends. (Image: Wrest Park)

"In partnership with Kilimanjaro Live, Christmas At Wrest Park will be a spectacular festive feast for the senses, and the perfect way to get the family into the yuletide spirit.

"We can’t wait to see Wrest Park’s historic grounds transformed into a magical winter wonderland through music and light installations."

Tickets go on general sale on Monday (September 4). To book, visit For more information, visit