A Magical Winter Wonderland illuminating Monteviot House & Gardens
Prepare to be enchanted as Monteviot House & Gardens unveils its inaugural winter light trail event, Monteviot Lights, illuminating the natural beauty of the Scottish Borders on nine dates between November 30th to December 10th, 2023. This captivating spectacle promises to be a magical experience for families and visitors of all ages.
Monteviot Lights is not just another light show; it's a unique opportunity to witness the first lighting and audio spectacle in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Unlike traditional light installations, Monteviot Lights embraces the natural backdrop of Monteviot Gardens, accentuating the beauty of nature itself. Visitors are in for a treat, with an unforgettable evening of wonder and enchantment.
This captivating outdoor illuminated journey unfolds within Monteviot House's spectacular gardens as dusk settles over the historic grounds. Starting at Harestanes Visitor Centre, you'll walk a 1.5km route through beautifully lit gardens and woods. Creative lighting brings nature to life, complemented by breathtaking soundscapes. Pass through the magic doorway to encounter a symphony of twinkling lights, casting a spellbinding glow. Each step reveals a new spectacle, inviting you to immerse yourself in the ethereal ambience. Follow the illuminated pathway winding through the grounds, leading to a captivating winter fairytale. Visitors are invited to take their time and to enjoy locally sourced food and drink also available at the event.
The light trail seamlessly incorporates the garden's natural surroundings and key features, creating immersive experiences, produced by NL Productions, who have over 50 years’ experience of delivering large-scale events, including The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry; Castle of Light at Edinburgh Castle; and Edinburgh Zoo’s Halloween Spooktakular and Christmas Nights.
The event aims to attract 7,500 visitors in its inaugural year while focusing on long-term growth and sustainability, aiming to preserve the natural environment that the event beautifully illuminates.