PREVIEW: Christmas at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens 2022 to sparkle with magical new trail

Christmas at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is set to sparkle with a magical new after-dark lights trail for 2022.

Promoters Sony Music say new installations have been added with more than a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds to transform the venue into a winter wonderland near Belfast.

Timed entry slots will operate to limit capacity and visitors are urged to book in advance, to secure their preferred date and entrance time.

BUY TICKETS: Christmas at Hillsborough Castle will run on selected nights from December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023 – for dates, time slots and to buy tickets – CLICK HERE.

Following a hugely successful first year, the magic is back at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Brilliant lights, colourful trees and amazing illuminated installations will wow and thrill visitors.

It aims to bring friends and family together to discover sparkling tunnels of light, before you walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour.

For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the larger-than-life illuminations and, to make a moment to remember, don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

A crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tempting treats on offer.

Complete your walk under the stars with a perfectly festive spiced winter warmer, hot chocolate or toasted marshmallows shared, with someone special.

This magical family-friendly night out, where everlasting memories will be made with family and friends, is set to classical festive tunes.

Designed for visitors of all ages, the mile-long walk is an unmissable outdoor celebration of the festive season.

Christmas at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is one of 15 illuminated trails created by Culture Creative and brought by Sony Music to venues across the UK, with others in the USA and Australia. This one is in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces and the trail is created by Culture Creative.

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