The Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle has become a Christmas tradition for locals and visitors alike.  The very aptly named event involves exploring a beautiful illuminated trail set around Sudeley Castle’s stunning grounds... 

After a successful Alice in Wonderland themed trail last year, the theme this year is J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic, Peter Pan. 

We started our evening wrapping up warm in winter woollies before entering the castle grounds.  Within minutes we were having a pretend sword fight with Peter Pan, later we took a peek inside the Lost Boys den, had photos taken with Captain Hook, marvelled at the pretty lights and warmed up with mulled wine & hot chocolate. (We love any excuse for a festive beverage!)

Exterior of Sudeley Castle lit up during Spectacle of Light

Fountain illuminated in front of Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle exterior illuminated in beautiful colours

It’s not too late to experience this magical evening.  The trail is open 12-23 December and reopens after Christmas, 27-30 December.  Please note a couple of these evenings have sold out so be quick if you wish to book.  You can book your tickets here.

Beautiful art installations on water

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Spectacle of Light
Spectacle of Light Sudeley Castle

Explore the beautiful new illuminated trail around Sudeley Castle’s stunning grounds returning for a 5th year from the 4 - 30 December 2020. Enjoy the wonderful music as you discover each new secret of this magical environment. The theme this year is The Nutcracker.


The Everyman's annual, family-friendly pantomime is back! Cinderella features the hilarious return of Tweedy as Buttons, Cinderella's best friend in this rags to riches tale.

The Adventures of Rapunzel
The Adventures of Rapunzel

Let your hair down and get tangled in a brand-new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, RAPUNZEL!

Christmas Carols in Montpellier Band Stand & Gardens 2019
Christmas Carols in Montpellier Bandstand, Cheltenham 2019

This year’s Christmas Carols will take place on Friday December 13, from 5-7pm Organised by the Friends of Montpellier Bandstand and Gardens in aid of Cheltenham Foodbank. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome. Do wrap up warm and bring your best singing voice!

Carols in Pittville Park, Cheltenham
Free Event
Carols in Pittville Park Cheltenham

Join in the festive fun at Central Cross Cafe, Pittville Park for the annual festive sing-a-long with mulled wine, snow and mince pies.



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