Longleat’s Festival of Light 2017

A long galleon sails on the lake as part of the Festival of Light

A long galleon sails on the lake as part of the Festival of Light

The magic of storytelling is being brought to life as part of Longleat’s spectacular Festival of Light which opens to the public on November 5th.
 
Visitors can wander through magical settings depicting famous scenes from Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, The Snow Queen, and Beauty and the Beast.
 
Fire Dragon

Fire Dragon

At 25.5 metres Rapunzel’s tower will be the largest lantern ever constructed for the event and a total of 30,000 metres of silk have been used to create the displays – enough to wrap around Longleat House 124 times.
 
The Wiltshire estate was the first place in the UK to hold such an event back in 2014 and remains the biggest; with a total of 3,000 Chinese lanterns transforming the estate into a winter wonderland.
 
The giant Frog Prince

The giant Frog Prince

All the lanterns have been created by a team of highly-skilled artists from Zigong in China’s Sichuan province, which has been staging lantern festivals for more than 2,000 years.
 
Other displays will feature a life-sized 30 metre long floating galleon on the lake, fire dragons, the Ugly Duckling and the Little Mermaid.
 
The giant enchanted animated musical Christmas Tree will be returning and the Santa Trains will be transporting visitors to Father Christmas’ wintry woodland home.
 
Visitors can also experience a winter safari and the illuminated hedge maze and Longleat House will be decorated for an authentic, grandiose Edwardian Christmas.

Longleat logoOpening dates:

Friday – Sunday only: Sunday 5th– Sunday 26th November
Daily: Thursday 1st December – Wednesday 3rd January ’18

Opening Times: 10:00am – 7:30pm

Poppi and Lili Wellsted enjoy the Festival of Light

Poppi and Lili Wellsted enjoy the Festival of Light