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    Christmas at the Botanics 
    Until 3 January 

    Now in its fourth year, surround yourself with sparkle as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights. Enter into a botanical world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics. Wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. There are hidden surprises too. Watch out as lights seem to tumble from the undergrowth and flash up trees like fizzing fireworks.

    Immerse yourself within bouncing lines of light in the laser garden and discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky. There are giant baubles and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour. Inverleith House springs to life with choreographed beams of light dancing across its historic façade and the tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour.

    This year, why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine and hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way.

     *Separate charges apply

    Prices in advance

    Adult £19
    Member £16
    Family £60
    Child (4-16) £13
    Carers/Infants (0-3) Free

    Prices on the day

    Adult £21
    Member £18
    Family £68
    Child (4-16) £15
    Carers/Infants (0-3) Free

    ** Family tickets: 2 adults + 2 children aged 4–16

    Family tickets: 2 adults + 2 children aged 4–16. Two Under 4s tickets per one Adult ticket only. For tickets booked via rbge.org.uk/christmas: £2 per transaction for print at home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. Tickets can be purchased at the Botanics’ John Hope Gateway by debit and credit card only. No transaction charge for tickets purchased and collected in person at the John Hope Gateway.