WATCH: A million lights at Kew Gardens set to get you into the Christmas spirit
You have never seen a light show like the annual Christmas show at Kew Gardens in London, UK.
Last year on a trip through England I was blessed to make a trip to the Kew Gardens - basically Kirstenbosch on steroids - where I was awestruck at the dazzling light show on display to celebrate Christmas season.
A million sparkling lights, roasted chestnuts (weird but good), mulled wine and holiday music permeates the air, and everywhere you go there's a show put on by light artists from around the world.
The gardens overflow with Christmas spirit with rides and children shows - even a mistletoe exhibit for cheeky couples. I was quite ecstatic to go on a sled-type ride down a Scandinavian-looking tower, despite being in my late 20s.
If you ever happen to spend some time in London over the December holidays, definitely make your way to a spectacular night you won't forget - but remember to book tickets early.
This year's festivities include paper boats from Aether and Hemera and a cascade of lights to walk through from Squid Soup.
See more of this year's fun from the opening below:
Find Your Escape by searching and comparing flight prices here. You can also sign-up for the Traveller24 Weekly Newsletter – Subscribe here. Or download the News24 App here, to receive expertly curated travel ideas and deals directly to your mobile.