5 December 2020 - 4 January 2021

New Release of Advance tickets for certain dates ✨ Book in advance & save 15%

Spectacle of Light at Dalkeith Country Park

5 December 2020 – 4 January 2021


The magical after-dark adventure for all the family!

Explore the night-time wonder of Fort Douglas all lit under the stars. Take an amazing journey up amongst the tree canopy in the magical Sky Maze and enjoy all the challenges of this fabulous play area. New this year is the addition of the mini-maze for the under 6’s!

Book in advance save 15% on Spectacle of Light
Book in advance save 15% on Spectacle of Light
Spectacle of Light Dalkeith Country Park happy family

New and Exciting for 2020!

Enjoy the new illuminated trail into the magical woodland with its pixie lanterns and starbursts reflected in the river. Gaze at the carpet of colour and marvel at the beauty of the Orangerie and the gardens from the incredible viewing platforms.

Spectacle of Light Dalkeith Country Park couple enjoying refreshments

Festive Food and Cheer!

Sip delicious Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate as you enjoy this very special place. Toast marshmallows and tuck into scrumptious hot food up in the Fort area as well as down at Restoration Yard.



You can book with confidence for our Spectacle of Light illuminated trail

Be assured that the safety and well-being of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us and we are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.

Current plans in place for the comfort and reassurance of our visitors include:

  • Reducing the number of tickets on sale within each time slot from previous years, to allow visitors more space
  • Revising the trail route to one-way and reducing the chance of pinch points to manage visitor flow
  • Additional cleaning and having hand sanitisation stations where appropriate
  • Catering facilities are being designed to allow social distancing

In the unlikely situation that we need to cancel the whole event, you can transfer your ticket to the following year, or get a refund.

What Last Year’s Visitors Have Said

Fun for children (and bigger children!) from 0-100. Looked lovely and plenty to do and see.


What a truly magical night. My kids are a bit older at 8 and 10 but there is something truly magical about playing in an adventure park at night with beautiful lights and music. All 4 of us felt like little kids. Would definitely come back again.


We had a great evening out. Kids ranged from 3-9 years old and all enjoyed themselves. The lights were beautiful and the park was great fun.


Fort Douglas illuminated for Spectacle of Light
Dalkeith Country Park Skymaze - a magical after dark adventure for all the family
Dalkeith Fort Douglas Illuminated for Spectacle of Light

Dates & Timings

5 December 2020 – 4 January 2021

On Selected Evenings:
5-6, 9-13, 16-23, 27-31 December 2020. 2-4 January 2021
Entry Times from 4.30pm to 7pm

Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with entry time slots every half hour. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the spectacle in the best possible light. When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at your chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and not transferable.

A typical experience will take approximately 60 – 75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.

Tickets & Booking

EarlyBirdSAVE 25%
Adult 16+£13.50
Child 3-15£6.75
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£34.50
Disabled CarersFree
Book by 30 September
AdvanceSAVE 15%
Adult 16+£15.30
Child 3-15£7.65
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£39.10
Disabled CarersFree
Book from 1 October
Adult 16+£18.00
Child 3-15£9.00
Under 3'sFree
Family 2+2£46.00
Disabled CarersFree
Buy On The Day tickets only
in person from 4pm onwards
Free Car Parking

Advance tickets have 15% saving off the Full Price and are only available online or by phone on 0131 654 1666

On the Day tickets are Full Price and only available in person at Dalkeith Country Park from 4.00pm onwards

Groups of 15 or more paying visitors can receive a 30% discount off the full price. Ring our booking line on 0131 654 1666

Ticket prices include VAT and booking fee



Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian EH22 1ST

Just two minutes from the Sheriffhall roundabout off the Edinburgh city bypass. Take the Dalkeith exit on to Old Dalkeith Road and turn left at King’s Gate.

Car Parking is free.

A DB Partnership production with Dalkeith Country Park.

Further Information is available online at DalkeithCountryPark.co.uk/Spectacle, by email: spectacle@dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk or by phone: 0131 654 1666.

Or to find out more about Dalkeith Country Park’s Spectacle of Light contact us.

Book tickets online.