This Christmas, from 15-23 December 2017, why not explore the grounds of Osborne after dark and enjoy a winter fairy-tale of light, colour and sound. Strings of enchanted lamplight laced through the boughs of trees and fairy lights twinkling behind leaves will lead you along a garden trail into a wonderland of exploration and imagination.
An enchanting route around Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home will be divided into nine sections, each representing one of their children. Your imagination will run wild as you follow in their footsteps on a journey inspired by fairytales.
And the experience doesn't end when the trail does. Emerging into the scene of a traditional fairground, you'll find a myriad of entertainment to carry you back to times gone by. There will be plenty to enjoy besides - from mince pies, mulled wine and toasting marshmallows to Christmas shopping and heritage inspired gifts.
So get wrapped up warm, with camera at hand and tastebuds ready to be indulged and make the most of this sparkling event. It promises to be a popular evening.
Come and be part of a dazzling Christmas experience at Osborne. Colourful lights, atmospheric music and the smell of seasonal food will transform the gardens into a winter wonderland for all the family to enjoy.
Head off on our illuminated trail, where multi-coloured light displays will bring tree canopies, plants and striking garden features to life. Come with hungry tummies to enjoy winter warmers including mulled wine, hot chocolate, and mince pies.
Toast marshmallows on the fire in the walled-garden, and buy tickets to have a ride on the Victorian carousel.
Wrap up warm, pack a camera and leave time to pick out some Christmas presents from the inspiring range of original gifts in our shop.
Don't forget you can also visit Osborne House during the day – all dressed up for Christmas.
Osborne Address: York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX