The Best Berkshire Christmas Light Displays in 2023

With Christmas around the corner, spectacular festive light displays are popping up in and around Berkshire that will take your breath away.

Christmas light displays and trails are magical ways to celebrate the festive season with family and friends. And, whether you live in Berkshire or are just visiting, you’ll never be far away from an incredible festive illumination show that’s guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

We’ve gathered all the details you need for the best Christmas light displays in Berkshire for 2023 including opening times and ticket information. So, grab those hats and scarves and venture into the illuminating world of Christmas light displays…

Where to Watch the Best Christmas Light Displays in Berkshire

All the light displays below are easily accessible if you live in the Berkshire area. Alternatively, if you’re travelling from further afield, you may be looking to stay in serviced accommodation for the extra convenience and flexibility it provides.

Take a look at the best Christmas Light Displays the region has to offer for 2023.

1. Neverland Illuminova – Wellington Country Park, Reading

The sensational Neverland Illuminova is returning to Wellington Country Park and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The park gates open at dusk to reveal a spectacular illuminated kingdom that takes you on a journey that will ignite the imagination. There are poetic paths, an illuminated night trail, a festive train ride on the Neverland Express, and a new woodland experience for the whole family to enjoy. And, if you fancy a mince pie or glass of mulled wine, there are plenty of refreshments available on-site.

When: 18 Nov – 23 Dec (4.30pm – 9pm).

Where: Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road, Riseley, RG7 1SP.

Tickets: From £22 adult, £18 child (15 and under).

Nearest Berkshire Rooms serviced accommodation location: Reading.

2. Windsor Great Park Illuminated – Windsor

Dazzling lights, awesome displays of colour and breathtaking projections come together in woodland and on water at this year’s Windsor Great Park Illuminated. This festive celebration takes place every evening from mid-November until early January and is suitable for all ages. Attractions include an inspiring light trail with stunning installations and a magical woodland trail awash with colour, mystical creatures, dancing fairies and fireflies, and a fantastic floodlit fountain. Tired legs can be rested at one of the cosy resting spots where you can enjoy an array of delicious food, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and toasted marshmallows around a roaring fire pit.

When: 16 Nov – 02 Jan.

Where: Windsor Great Park, The Crown Estate, Windsor, SL4 2HT.

Tickets: From £19.80 adult, £12.10 child (15 and under), £56.10 family ticket (2 x adults, 2 x children).

Nearest Berkshire Rooms serviced accommodation location: Windsor.

3. Alexander Devine Christmas Light Trail – Maidenhead

Alexander Devine is bringing its popular Christmas lights trail back to the local community to raise vital funds for its children’s hospice. Any illuminated homes and businesses in the area are encouraged to sign up to the initiative and make a small donation to the charity. The locations of those taking part are published in a fundraising guide and on the charity’s website so that people can visit and enjoy an array of spectacularly lit homes and properties in the Maidenhead area.

When: From 01 Dec.

Where: Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, Snowball Hill, Woodlands Park Avenue, Maidenhead, SL6 3LU.

Tickets: £3 donation for light trail map.

Nearest Berkshire Rooms serviced accommodation location: Maidenhead.

4. Festival of Light – Newbury

Newbury’s annual Festival of Light event is returning as the whole of the town centre prepares for another dazzling show of festive community spirit. Visitors can soak up the Christmas atmosphere and join in the procession as hordes of twinkling lanterns wind their way through the streets. There’ll be live music to accompany the candle-lit procession as it travels along Northbrook Street before arriving in the beautifully illuminated Market Place. When darkness falls and the lanterns are lit, the event really is a sight to behold.

When: 10 Dec (4pm).

Where: Northbrook Street and Market Place, Newbury, RG14 1DJ.

Tickets: Free.

Nearest Berkshire Rooms serviced accommodation location: Reading.

5. Christmas at Legoland – Windsor

The whole of the Legoland park will be illuminated by a stunning Christmas light display as part of the popular resort’s festive celebrations. Few places embrace Christmas like Legoland and this year there’s an abundance of children’s festive activities on offer once again. There will be more than 30 rides and attractions to enjoy as well as live entertainment and characters to meet including Santa Claus and his magical sleigh. The entertainment carries on with a variety of Lego challenges to keep the young ones stimulated.

When: 25 Nov – 7 Jan.

Where: Legoland, Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY.

Tickets: From £34pp.

Nearest Berkshire Rooms serviced accommodation location: Windsor or Maidenhead.

6. RHS Glow 2023 – Wisley

A short hop over the Berkshire border into Surrey is Wisley and one of the world’s greatest gardens owned by the Royal Horticultural Society. In winter, the gardens come alive with a festive after-dark spectacle of lights and Christmas attractions. The whole family will be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of the incredible illuminations that adorn a journey through the famous estate. Take the enchanted route around the gardens and enjoy the iconic Wisley sights such as the themed glasshouse, illuminated lake, and the wisteria walk. There’s also a wide range of hot and cold refreshment options in the village square, terrace restaurant, and Wisley café.

When: 24 Nov – 02 Jan (4pm – 9pm).

Where: RHS Wisley, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB.

Tickets: £19.95 adult, £12.95 child (ages 5 – 15). Children under 5 go free.                        

Nearest Berkshire Rooms serviced accommodation location: Woking.

Looking for Serviced Accommodation for Your Berkshire Christmas Lights Tour?

Are you visiting Berkshire this Christmas? Berkshire Rooms provides a range of fully furnished, safe, and comfortable serviced apartments and homes throughout the region, so you’ll never be far away from a spectacular Christmas light display. Contact us today