Light up deer at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Christmas at Wollaton un-wrapped… for local charities, as countdown starts

Organisers of Christmas at Wollaton are donating 500 tickets to local lucky Notts charities to enjoy the event, which opens on Friday 2 December. 

Christmas at Wollaton is a marvellous annual festive lights trail staged in the gardens of Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall & Deer Park and opens in less than 40 days time. 

Now in its third year, after two sell-out events, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park will again host the breath-taking Christmas lights trail, as the formal gardens are transformed as night falls.

Christmas at Wollaton will run from Friday 2 December 2022 until Sunday 1 January 2023 (and will be closed on 5 and 25 December), with pre-bookable slots staggered every 30 minutes.

A major attraction for festive visitors, last year Christmas at Wollaton Hall was attended by 100,000 people, who travelled from across the region and beyond to marvel at the wonderous displays of lights and lasers.

For the first time, organisers of Christmas at Wollaton is award winning team Kilimanjaro who are donating 500 tickets so that charities can enjoy the lights in the first week of opening.  This could be members or supporters of the charity and would be perfect for anyone in need of some festive spirit this Christmas.

After its premier in 2020, Christmas at Wollaton has got better and better every year, and last time included a new Christmas market and terrace serving festive food and drink, which will this year be perfectly positioned in the courtyard at the end of the trail.

More additions for the 2022 event are soon to be revealed.

The stunning show, which can be seen from miles around, is specially designed to complement the natural landscape and architecture of the gothic Hall and Gardens.

It is a challenging time for everyone which is organisers of one of Nottingham’s biggest festive events are doing their bit by having a century Christmas charity donation. The tickets can be used for members or supporters of the charity, can be given to those the charity supports (it is entirely up to the charity involved).

Even better the tickets will be for the first week the event opens so visitors will be able to see and experience it first!

Organisers of the event commented “We appreciate this year is tough and especially for charities and causes whose work is vital to the local communities they serve.  So, for 2022, for the first time we are offering charities the opportunity to get a total of 500 tickets, either as a thank you to their volunteers or for their staff, families or users.”

Christmas at Wollaton will have pre-bookable slots staggered every 30 minutes. Christmas at Wollaton will run from Friday 2 December 2022 until Sunday 1 January 2023 (and will be closed on 5 and 25 December).

Tickets are priced from *£21.45 for an adult and *£15.40 for children *Including booking fee. Nottingham residents discount available on selected time slots (for council tax payers).  For full ticket details visit. the Christmas at Wollaton page on the Visit Nottinghamshire website.  

To apply for tickets, go to and apply by 5pm on Friday 18 November.

Standing on a natural hill three miles west of Nottingham City Centre, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park is set in five hundred acres of spectacular gardens and parkland.

Terms & Conditions

  • Tickets do not include parking, parking charges will apply
  • Must be a local, registered charity
  • Must be based in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire
  • Tickets cannot be resold and have to be given away
  • Tickets are non-transferable
  • Tickets are valid for Friday 2 December to Thursday 8 December

For more information, please visit the Christmas at Wollaton page on the Visit Nottinghamshire website.  

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Posted on 25 October 2022

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