Treasured Tales Come to Life at Longleat this Christmas

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The Festival of Light returns to Longleat this winter and promises to be bigger and better than ever with a magical new theme.

The UK’s original and best lantern festival is back from 11th November 2023 to 7th January 2024, inviting visitors to step straight into the pages of their favourite books, reimagined as stunning lanterns.

Rediscover the stories that shaped your childhood and make your own magical memories as Longleat presents, Treasured Tales: The Festival of Light 2023. Among the spectacular new displays will be iconic scenes from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis, Cinderella, Snow White and The Wizard of OZ.

This year’s event is set to feel more festive than ever, with a brand-new Christmas Market area, the incredible 15-metre Enchanted Christmas Tree show and the beloved Santa Train. A brand-new light show will round off the evening, illuminating Longleat House and culminating in a show-stopping fountain display on the lake.

Alongside Aslan, king of the lions, visitors will also be able to come face to face with Longleat’s very own pride of big cats along with a host of other exotic animals in the world-renowned Safari Park. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 19 April and this year, there are three ticket types for The Festival of Light:

The Festival of Light Day Ticket (from £44.95 per adult)

Experience Longleat’s Drive Through Safari, Walking Safari, Boat Safari, festive attractions and amazing lantern scenes.

The Festival of Light Non-Safari Day Ticket (from £34.95 per adult) 

This ticket doesn’t include Longleat’s Drive Through Safari but you can still say hello to some of the amazing animals on foot and enjoy the festive attractions and stunning lantern scenes.

The Festival of Light Twilight Ticket (from £24.95 per adult)

Let Longleat’s lanterns take the spotlight and enjoy the festive attractions and lantern scenes from 5pm.

For the ultimate festive getaway, book a luxury stay in your very own country cottage on the Longleat Estate. Experience an unforgettable winter break in one of seven individually decorated luxurious country getaways; each with its own stunning setting and fascinating history.

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