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Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey

A beautiful, sensory after-dark journey that brings the gardens and creatures of Anglesey Abbey to life in all their wonder.

  • 9th December 2022 - 21st December 2022
  • 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Our biggest annual fundraiser is back for 2022. From Friday 9 – Wednesday 21 December we invite you to join us for an enchanting, magical celebration of the natural world. An alternative to traditional Christmas experiences ‘Nature by Night, Nature by Light’ is a beautiful, sensory after-dark journey that brings the gardens of Anglesey Abbey to life in all their wonder.

Alongside a variety of artists and performers we’ll be continuing our partnership with local author Robert MacFarlane, and illustrator Jackie Morris. The Lost Words and The Lost Spells poems, music and illustrations will thread throughout the experience. Visitors to Winter Lights 2022 will see magical projections of Jackie’s nature illustrations created by the award-winning projectionist team Ross Ashton and Karen Monid, as well as new versions of songs and poems from the books throughout the route.

We’re also delighted to announce that we will continue working with Pearce Hire and Eddie Barcan for the next three years, allowing us to build on the previous year’s success and share more of the inspiring stories behind the nature, artists, performers and installations that feature at the event.

Food and drink at Winter Lights

Visit the talented independent street food vendors nestled in the Orchard area and refuel after your night-time adventures with the many tempting treats on offer.

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Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • On site parking
  • Restaurant

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Induction loops
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible
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Did you know?

The imposing lamppost in the centre of Parker’s Piece bears the words Reality Checkpoint – believed to be a reference to the end of the university ‘bubble’ and the beginning of the real world, aka the rest of the city.