Christmas Winter Light Trails

Enlightened Moments - Colchester Christmas Light Trail

Available from 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2023

Book now from £12.50 per adult

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Buy your tickets to one of the best things to do in Essex this Christmas at Colchester Castle Park winter light trail

Experience the magic of Christmas at Enlightened Moments, an Essex winter light trail near you in Colchester!

If you're looking for Essex Christmas events, it's time to embark on an enchanting journey through the castle, in one of the best things to do in Essex this Christmas at Colchester Castle Park.

So if you want to head on a festive day out in Essex, are looking for the best places to visit in Essex with the family, or are even looking for things to do for couples in Colchester, Enlightened Moments is an inspiring and breath-taking Essex day out. Buy your best price tickets online today! 

What is Enlightened Moments' Christmas light trail?

Enlightened Moments are a series of magical outdoor light trails hosted at multiple venues throughout the UK each winter. Last year, over 125,000 people took a stroll along an Enlightened trail and the visitor feedback was overwhelmingly superb: 

"It was an amazing experience. So well organised. Lovely guides along the way who were fun and added to the event." - Dawn

"We’d not been before but knew it would be amazing from the videos on social media. It really was spectacular and I would highly recommend to everyone, not just families." - Emily

"Well worth the money for an lovely fun magical experience. Nice interactive parts for kids and adults. Really well done, would return again!" - Jamie

2023 brings new installations and interactive elements across the trails to make Enlightened 2023 the biggest and brightest season of winter events to date.

From the 1st of December 2023 to the 31st of December 2023, Castle Park in Colchester, Essex will be host to an Enlightened Moments trail. Don't miss out on a unique and magical experience for the whole family in Colchester this Christmas in the enchanted and illuminated world of Enlightened Moments. 

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How to find us

Colchester Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, C01 1TJ

The entrance is located by the war memorial on the High Street only. There is no access to Enlightened from any other castle park entrance.

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People also ask:

How will my Enlightened Colchester tickets arrive?

  • Once you have booked your tickets, they will be sent to you via email and SMS. 

Do children need to pay for Enlightened Colchester?

  • All children must book a ticket. Children under the age of 3 are free of charge but must still book a ticket. There is a charge for children age 3-15 years. Children 16 and over pay the adult price.

Will there be free parking at Enlightened Colchester?

  • There is no parking available at the event but there are lots of car parks available only a few minutes walk from the start of the trail.

How far is the walk around the Enlightened trail?

  • The Enlightened trail is approximately a mile in length and takes about an hour to walk around.

Is site re-entry allowed to Enlightened Colchester?

  • Re-entry is not permitted at Enlightened Colchester. 

Is Enlightened Colchester wheelchair or pushchair friendly?

  • The trail at Castle Park, Colchester has a number of steps towards the start of the trail and may be unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Will there be strobe or flashing lights at Enlightened Colchester?

  • There will be pulsating and flashing light effects across all sections of the light trails (with additional haze/smoke effects at various points). Customers with motion sensitivity are also advised there are sections of the trail with slow motion lighting effect.

Is there a discount for carers at Enlightened Colchester?

  • Yes, you may select a free carer ticket when booking a trail. 

Are dogs allowed at Enlightened Colchester?

  • Dogs are not permitted at Colchester Castle Park.

What happens if it is raining or snowing at Enlightened Colchester?

  • Unless the weather presents a safety issue, the event will go ahead in all conditions (rain or shine!) so please come prepared. Make sure that you wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear for the winter weather.

How do the Enlightened Colchester time ticket slots work?

  • Please arrive at the time you have booked for. Tickets are available every 15 minutes from the event opening time.

Is Enlightened Colchester dark in places?

  • This is a night-time outdoor attraction that illuminates a dedicated trail of light around the grounds of the venue. On the trail there are numerous static and interactive light up attractions with an enchanting soundscape. The Enlightened trails have been newly designed for 2023 with event more installations. 

Are refreshments included in the price of the Enlightened Colchester ticket?

  • No, refreshments are not included in the price of entry. Food vendors do accept cash and card payments. 

Will Father Christmas be at Enlightened Colchester?

  • Unfortunately, Father Christmas is far too busy this time of year to stop by Enlightened! 

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