Christmas Winter Light Trails

Luminate Light Trail Tickets - Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Available to 2 January 2024

Book now from £16.75 per adult

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Seasonal events like Halloween and Christmas, no matter how big or small, sell out extremely fast and are usually cheaper the earlier you book them. We recommend you book your tickets as soon as you possibly can to avoid disappointment.

Get your tickets to the Birmingham Christmas lights 2023

Luminate returns to Birmingham for Christmas 2023, bringing along its signature colourful environments and breathtaking displays for families to enjoy.

  • When is Luminate Birmingham? Luminate Birmingham will be taking place from Saturday the 25th of November to Tuesday the 2nd of January 2024. Entry times are from 4:30pm until 8:15pm each day. 
  • Who is Luminate Birmingham for? Luminate is a family-friendly event that visitors of all ages will love!
  • How much are Luminate tickets? You can get your best price tickets for Luminate Birmingham from just £12.25 for kids to £16.75 for adults. Under 2's go for free, plus you can save money on the Family of 4 ticket for £56.50.

Buy your Luminate winter light trail Birmingham tickets in just a few clicks today and have them delivered to you by email and SMS, then you can start looking forward to this winter wonderland in Birmingham this Christmas! Read on to find out more...

Visit the Luminate Birmingham light trail in Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Be encapsulated at Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Winter Light Trail this Christmas for an unforgettable night under the lights! 

Gaze and interact with a whole host of light displays and make the most of some delicious treats along the way. 

Book some tickets for you and your family and get ready for sensory delights at Birmingham Botanical Gardens with Luminate's Christmas light trails this winter. 

Be sure to wrap up warm! These are outdoor evening events and will be taking place whatever the weather, come rain or snow. 

What's to discover at Birmingham Winter Light Trail? 

  • A long walk of lights and music through the natural splendour of the Botanical Gardens
  • A stunning display of light and ambience that immerses you into a world of brightness
  • Warm up by the fire pit and enjoy toasty marshmallows!

Tickets for Luminate's Birmingham Botanical Gardens Winter Light Trail are selling fast, so be sure to get in quick and experience all that the stunning display of light and colour has to offer for the entire family.

Check out the other Luminate Light Trails this winter to see what other Christmas activities and events are going on for 2023. 

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How to find us

Car parking at the venue is very limited and restricted to blue badge holders only (Please note spaces can not be booked or guaranteed). There is however free parking available at the University Car Park (Birmingham University City South Campus) across the road (approx. 100m from the Botanical Gardens) and at Edgbaston High School next door.

By car: 

From the M40: Take M42 West to M5 then:

From the M5: Leave at junction 3 and take A456 signposted City Centre. Turn right onto B4129 (Norfolk Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.

From the M6: Leave at junction 6 and take A38(M) to City Centre. Follow underpasses signposted Birmingham West to A456. At Five Ways island turn left onto B4217 (Calthorpe Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.

Local Traffic: Follow signs for Edgbaston then brown tourist signs to Botanical Gardens.

By bus:

23, 24, 1, X8, 9, X10, 12, 12A, 13, 13A, 13B, X21 and 126 all stop outside, or very close to, the Gardens.

By tram:

Take the Edgbaston Village Tram to the last stop (Just past the Hagley Rd Morrisons), it is then a pleasant eight minute walk to The Gardens

By train:

From Five Ways Station - 20 minutes walk. From Birmingham New Street Station - buses (as above) or taxi (approx. 20 minutes). 

  • Food and drink outlets
  • Toilets

PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday the 5th of December at 16:30pm and Monday the 11th of December at 16:30pm are slots for visitors who have specific sensory needs and their families to enjoy. 

People also ask:

When is Luminate Birmingham?

  • Luminate at Birmingham will be taking place from Saturday the 25th of November to Tuesday the 2nd of January 2024. Entry times are from 4:30pm until 8:15pm each day. 

Where does the trial at Luminate Birmingham start?

  • There is a path all the way around, marked by festoon lighting throughout the duration. So just follow the festoon!

Are there any health and safety rules that I should know about for Luminate Birmingham?

  • In order to ensure your own safety and enjoyment (and the safety of other visitors and staff), all visitors must remain on the clearly marked trail at all times.
  • All children and vulnerable adults must be closely supervised at all times.
  • Luminate takes place in the winter, after dark in a country estate setting. All areas other than the clearly defined trail will have potential trip hazards and risks to health and safety, which may be difficult to see during the time that Luminate is operational, so please stay on the path at all times and adhere to any instructions/advice given by stewarding staff.
  • Conditions on the trail will be continually monitored by the onsite team, but all visitors are reminded that the event takes place in an outside, country setting over winter after dark. So please exercise caution when attending and supervise children and vulnerable adults at all times.
  • Some of the lighting installations are interactive, so you can enjoy some light play throughout your journey. All such installations will be easily identifiable and will have stewards stationed close-by to guide you with what to do. For your own safety and enjoyment, please do not touch any other lights/electrical installations and ensure children and vulnerable adults are supervised at all times.

Are dogs allowed at Luminate Birmingham?

  • For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, dogs are NOT permitted at Luminate with the exception of Guide dogs and assistance dogs.

What should I wear to Luminate Birmingham?

  • Luminate takes place outdoors, during the winter after dark. Luminate will go ahead whatever the weather. Therefore it may be cold, dark and on rainy days, wet! Please wrap up warmly & wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for winter weather.

Where can I buy tickets for Luminate Birmingham?

  • You can buy tickets for Luminate Birmingham at the best prices online right here! 

Is the trail at Luminate Birmingham dark or covered?

  • In many areas the lighting will be low level as part of the experience. Visitors are encouraged to bring along a torch but to only use this if necessary. Please ensure that children and vulnerable adults are supervised at all times.
  • All of the trail is outside and is not under-cover. All visitors are reminded that this is an outdoor event, taking place in the winter and the weather may well be inclement. Please wrap up warm and wear appropriate outdoor winter clothing and appropriate footwear.
  • For your own safety and enjoyment, please at all times remain on the clearly marked trail.

Am I allowed to take photographs at Luminate Birmingham?

  • Taking and sharing photographs is encouraged for visitors at Luminate Birmingham. 

What provisions are there for guests with mobility issues at Luminate Birmingham?

  • The trail has been created to be as accessible as possible within the context of the natural site of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. All of the route is outside and not under cover. The route is all based across paths, however, in one section the trail proceeds over a short section of bark chippings/soft path, which may be tricky to traverse in adverse weather. An alternative route is available here.
  • There are a few sections with inclines/declines, which may be trickier to ascend/descend for those with mobility restrictions/using mobility aids, particularly during periods of adverse weather, but these sections all follow the permanent pathways and accessible routes around the Gardens.
  • Whilst care has been taken to remove all known trip hazards, the trail does take place in a country park, so may have stones/leaves/twigs etc, across the path. There will be some sections where cabling crosses the trail, these will be covered by cable ramp covers.
  • Accessible toilets are available on the trail.
  • If extreme weather conditions mean that the trail is not fully accessible for people using wheeled mobility aids (bearing in mind the general limitations as set out above), consideration will be made on a case by case basis to allow tickets to be transferred to an alternative date when the ground conditions are more suitable.

Can I purchase food and drink at Luminate Birmingham?

  • Yes, there will be a selection of delicious food and drink available to purchase on site. There will also be a marshmallow toasting fire pit area! It is strictly prohibited to bring your own alcohol. 

Will we see Father Christmas at Luminate Birmingham?

  • Father Christmas won't be at Luminate he is far too busy at this time of year making presents! But there will still be a unique and enchanting winter experience for the whole family to enjoy. 

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