Time to get Excited

After an unforgettable transformation last year, the magnificent Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are set to shine bigger and brighter than ever before! 

Award winning producers, Light Up Trails return with a host of NEW glittering installations and amazing food and drink, completing a sensational, sensory feast!

Immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable, magical light trail experience like no other, for the whole family!

You’ll find spellbinding lasers in Himalayan Valley, a multi-sensory, spectacular light show around the pond and a mirrored world that will enliven the senses. The shimmering Winter Wonderland presents the perfect opportunity to snap a selfie with giant illuminated reindeer, snowdrops and icicles. Limited capacity applies so Book Now to guarantee your special 2023 Christmas experience!
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What’s In Store For You?

As well as our spectacular light trail experience, we have lots of festive street food and festive drink options. Watch this space as we get closer to opening our event and share even more exciting treats you can expect!


Step into a world of enchantment as you immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable and magical light trail experience like no other. This captivating journey designed to creating cherished moments amid the radiant glow of a whimsical spectacle.


Light Up Hillier Gardens opens weekly from Wednesday to Sunday, between November 30th - December 31st, 2023 with the exception of Christmas week where we are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.   You can book a time slot every 15 minutes from 4:30pm - 8pm.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and under 2’s go free.

Peak and Off-Peak times vary depending on the day and time of the events. Please check on the See Tickets booking page for more information.


Family of 4
2 Adults +  2 Children
16 Years & Over
2 - 15 Years


Family of 4
2 Adults +  2 Children
16 Years & Over
2 - 15 Years

Ticket Price Breakdown

Parking is FREE and is on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure you reserve your free parking when you book your tickets to guarantee entry to the car park. A £2.00 transaction fee will be added to your order. Please note prices may vary depending on a range of promotions and offers throughout the year. Complimentary carer tickets are available, please read the terms and conditions in Ticket Advice.
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Where to find us

The Gardens are located between Winchester and Romsey with neighbouring Southampton just 10 miles away. Click here to plot your journey.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Jermyns Lane
Ampfield, Romsey
SO51 0QA

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Parking is included with your ticket. Please reserve your space when you book.  You can access the car parks from 4:15pm. They are all a 5 - 10-minute walk to the start of the light trail. There are Disabled parking bays located nearest to the Visitors Centre. Spaces are limited so please book early to secure your space.


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