Enlightened Colchester


Castle Park


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Enlightened Colchester

Castle Park

All Day
2 December 2022


Enlightened Colchester

Castle Park

All Day
2 December 2022



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Brand new for 2022, Enlightened comes to Colchester Castle Park this winter. The grounds will be transformed into a magical illuminated light trail for visitors to enjoy with all the family. Book now to see mesmerising light installations and enchanting moments along a specially crafted route for our visitors this winter.

Castle Park is to be filled to bursting with a vivid array of lighting and sound that begins near the castle and weaves through the pathways throughout the park. Trees will ripple with rich tones, giant twinkling tunnels will provide the perfect photo opportunity and fountains will dance to a delightful soundtrack.

Visitors will be dazzled through the shards of light and haze in our Mirror Ball Alley then delve deep into the enchanted land of the elves and fairies who are busy granting Christmas wishes which our guests have attached to the giant wishing wall. Get hands on with duelling sabres of light into the sky and be dazzled by the fountain display whilst enjoying a warm drink.

Around the trail will be a selection of festive catering options available to purchase as well as a photo opportunity with the unique installations around every corner. Enlightened will stimulate the senses throughout and culminates in a huge projection spectacular on the rear of the Castle itself.

Enlightened is the perfect opportunity to discover the heart of Colchester in a fun and enchanting way this Christmas.

The event is organised by Enlightened Moments, a leading light trail specialist and tickets are on sale now. The event runs each evening from the 2nd to 31st December 2022.

Entry is timed and tickets are available every 15 minutes from 5pm each day up until 9pm.
Wrap up warm and experience the wonder of Enlightened this Christmas.


Dates: 2nd December 2022 to 31st December 2022


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 – The entrance to the trail is via Cowdray Crescent.

Enquiries: The event is organised by Enlightened Moments, please visit their website for more information and contact info@enlightenedmoments.co.uk for ticketing queries

Castle Park

  • Accessibility

    • Blue badge and disabled car parking is available in the High Street and Museum Street – Castle Bailey and St Peters Street. Most areas of the Park are fully accessible on tarmac paths. However, as a historic landscape, some areas are only accessible by steps – these are the fishpond area and bandstand podium.

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