Welcome to Dalkeith Country Park’s NEW festive light experience, the magical after-dark adventure for all the family!
Explore the night-time wonder of Fort Douglas all lit under the stars. Take an amazing journey up amongst the woodland canopy in the magical Sky Maze. Marvel at the beauty of the Orangerie as you follow this visual and musical feast around the gardens and across the river. Sip delicious mulled wine and hot chocolate as you enjoy this truly special place. Tuck into some scrumptious hot food in Fort Douglas or Restoration Yard and toast marshmallows by our fire pit. Discover a magnificent kaleidoscope of illuminated parasols and majestic trees hosting giant mirror balls. See meteors, pixie lanterns and much much more.
Festive Food and Cheer
Sip mulled wine, hot chocolate and toast marshmallows by the fire pit.
There’s plenty more to keep you entertained on the night of your light experience. Sip mulled wine and hot chocolate as you take in this visual and musical feast or enjoy some traditional stovies, a hot dog or cake from one our winter cabins.
Restoration Yard Store and Coffee Bar will remain open until 7pm each night for Christmas shopping and caffeine fixes on dates pre-Christmas. Our restaurant, The Kitchen will be open later with the tastiest winter menu and last orders taken at 6pm, closing 7pm.
Dates and Times
7 – 8 December | 13 – 15 December | 17 – 23 December | 27 – 31 December | 2 – 5 January
Each evening The Spectacle of Light is a continuous experience with entry time slots every 30 minutes from 4pm to 6.30pm. The full enjoyment of Fort Douglas itself will take approximately 60 minutes, however, we recommend allowing about 90 minutes for the whole experience and you are, of course, welcome to stay as long as you like! Please ensure you’re at the Fort Douglas gate by your chosen entry time as tickets are only valid for that time and are non-transferable. See our FAQs here.
Tickets and Booking
Advance Tickets now on sale!
|Advance Tickets*||On The Day**|
*Advance Tickets save you 10% on the full ticket price. They have limited first issue availability and are only bookable online or in person at Dalkeith Country Park from Restoration Yard and Fort Douglas.
**On The Day Tickets are full price and can only be purchased in person at Dalkeith Country Park from Restoration Yard and Fort Douglas from 3.30pm on the day of your visit.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page here for details on how to get here, parking, accessibility and more.
For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0131 322 2566.