Illuminating open air experience on offer at Coombe Abbey this Christmas

Illuminating open air experience on offer at Coombe Abbey this Christmas

Published Thursday, 13 August 2020

A spectacular seasonal light show is set to illuminate a beautiful Warwickshire park to help celebrate the Christmas period.

Children enjoying the show

The magical light trail is heading to Coombe Abbey Park and will help to herald in the festive season.

A joint venture between Coombe Abbey Hotel, Luminate and Coventry City Council, the brand-new special event is set to run from November 25 to December 23.

Perfect for all the family, it will be a chance for everyone to immerse themselves in a sparkling trail as darkness descends.

Set to ambient music there will be an array of stunning lighting elements and light play within the historic grounds and countryside.

The mesmerising mile-long walk, will feature three different themes including wild woodland to incorporate the stunning surroundings.

Following a sell-out debut year last year, Daniel Maycock, one of the organisers, is thrilled to be bringing the special event to Coombe.

“We are really excited to bring this magical event to Coombe,” he said. “It’s a stunning setting and perfect for an enchanting light trial.

“It’s something different, we hope most people won’t have seen anything like it before – we look forward to welcoming people to this captivating event over the festive period and hope it becomes a favourite family tradition for years to come.”

A number of Christmas chalets selling festive food and drink will be available and there will be fit pits for visitors to toast marshmallows as well.

The team from Coombe Abbey Park operated by Coventry City Council, Coombe Abbey Park Limited which operates the Hotel and cafes within the park, and Luminate came up with the idea to bring it to the park as it was something fresh and new for families to enjoy in the run up to the holidays.

Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council, said: “Coombe Abbey Park is a well-loved venue and this event is a perfect way to encourage visitors to get along to the park in the winter months.

“It’s an all-year round visitor attraction which looks amazing whatever the time of year and we’ll be making sure that it is safe for visitors of all ages to attend.”

Richard Harrison, Managing Director of Coombe Abbey Park Limited, said: “Luminate Coombe is something completely different and brand new for the area and we are so pleased to be working with Luminate and Coventry City Council on this Christmas project.

“Coombe is the perfect location to have something like this and we cannot wait to see the park and the hotel illuminated. Coombe is a really magical place at Christmas and this will make it even more special.

“The hotel is currently planning a programme of events for Christmas which will include the likes of our ever-popular Afternoon Tea with Carols and we also have Go Ape on site, so you could make a day of it, ending with the truly festive Luminate experience.”

The fresh air event is fully outdoors and Coronavirus measures will be in place to make sure that everyone is safe.

You can follow Luminate Coombe on Facebook and Instagram. Tickets are on sale now and for further information or to book please visit their website.

Coventry City Council