Enlightened image flyer - a family enjoying the trail among brightly illuminated trees.


Enlightened, a spectacular light trail in Colchester Castle Park is returning to the city this Christmas.

Perfect for all the family, this specially crafted route through Colchester's picturesque Castle Park will be a real highlight of the festive season. Book in advance to secure a space, and brighen those winter days with these stunning illuminations. 

Event Information

Dates: 1st December 2023 to 31st December 2023

Times: First Entry is 17:00h and then slots every 15 minutes until 20:30h.

Prebooking Required: Yes

Ticket Types Available: Adult (16 and over), Child (3-16), Infant (Under 3’s), Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Ticket Bands Available: Off-Peak Date Tickets, Peak Date / Time Tickets

Location: Colchester Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, C01 1TJ

Enquiries: The event is organised by Enlightened Moments and all enquiries should be made via the contact details on this website. The event is not managed by Colchester Castle and the castle team will be unable to assist you with your enquiries.

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Enlightened - Castle Park Christmas Light Trail

Type:Light Festival

Colchester Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Opening Times

Season (1 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)


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