While the days are getting shorter and darker up until Hogmanay, making things a bit lighter during Christmastime just adds that extra excitement. Even better when it involves the stunning backdrop of a Scottish castle! An immersive, festively illuminated Christmas experience, Starry Nights, is coming to Dean Castle Country Park this December, bringing that much-anticipated Christmas cheer.
Located just half an hour from Glasgow in Kilmarnock, Starry Nights will feature all that good stuff that we all love when it comes to illuminated trails, with plenty of fun for the whole family. The experience is taking place between December 8 and 23, and will take visitors on a journey through festive soundscapes and inspiring illuminations as they travel through “Fa-La-La-La-Lasers” filling the skies with Christmassy colours and, of course, the North Pole.
Adventurers will navigate the “nation’s largest star-shaped” Starry Night tunnel installation, and enjoy some entertainment from Twinkle the Elf, as they continue on to pay a visit to the Grinch at Who-ville, with Oh Deer, Singing Trees and Fenwick Fairies to be discovered along the way.
The trail finishes off with a Nutcracker-inspired finale ‘The Christmas Cracker’, where dancing water, sound, light and projection will delight guests with a memorable display. However, the trail has been created on a loop, so those who don’t catch Santa at the beginning can still have another opportunity to meet him.
Geoff Crow, Director of 21CC Group said: “We are just so excited to bring Christmas Wonderland and our magical Starry Night Experience to Dean Castle this year. The experience really showcases the Castle in all its beauty with plenty of surprises to look forward to, including an array of delicious food and drink, and Christmas entertainment to add to the festive atmosphere. We are looking forward to seeing our Christmas Wonderland Starry Night experience at Dean Castle get the nation into the Christmas spirit from the word ‘sparkle’!”
Visitors can book their tickets on the Dean Castle website.