Prepare to be transported to a magical wonderland, full of festive fun and adventure! Explore the Illuminated Light Trail and it’s brand-new immersive theme – ‘A Christmas Odyssey.’

FREE entry to Market, Food Quarter, Cafe & Bar – FREE Parking.

Our Illuminated Light Trail is a magical, night-time Christmas light show that showcases structures, installations and illuminations created especially for Winter Glow by our teams of local creative artists, lighting designers and craft-persons. This year, for the first time, our Christmas Light Trail will have a spectacular new theme for you to experience, along with riddles and puzzles for young brains to engage with.

Dates from 25th November – 2nd January

‘A Christmas Odyssey’

Explore the Showground and prepare to be transported from the depths of ancient Atlantis to the fanciful shores of festive island’s, adorned with shimmering lights and impressive features. This interactive adventure trail is guaranteed to bring an element of festive fun to Malvern this winter!

Younger visitors will be invited to join Jingle the Elf on his quest to find his 5 missing elves, solve clues and make discoveries, whilst older visitors follow the Light Trail narrative, identifying the fun and festive Christmas twists made to the classical Odyssey storyline. This immersive one-of-a-kind experience is guaranteed to surprise and charm both adults and children alike!

Join Jingle on his fantastical quest!

Jingle has been head elf for over 400 years. When he arrives at his workshop to check in on the elves making toys for Christmas, he notices that five of them are missing, and discovers that a map and mysterious message have been left on one of the work benches to help him on his quest to find them. How will Jingle deal with this tornado of a Christmas catastrophe so close to the festive season?

Help Jingle and become an insider on his team on his quest to rescue the 5 missing elves. Prepare to be amazed and revel at your children’s excitement as they take part in solving the riddle to help save Christmas on this miraculous quest.

Quick Facts
  • The Illuminated Light Trail launches on 25th November 2022 and runs until the 2nd January 2023.
  • Ticket prices range from £9.80 – £22.00, under 3’s go free. Sessions take place every 15 minutes, booking slots are available from 4:45pm – 8:00pm.
  • The Light Trail will be closed on the following dates: 28th, 29th, 30th November and 1st, 25th and 26th December 2022.
  • The Light Trail is wheelchair friendly – please head to our FAQ’s page for more information.
  • Please wear warm and suitable clothing as the Light Trail is outdoors.
  • If booking alongside other attractions, please see our example timings on our FAQ’s page.
Dog Friendly Light Trail Sessions

Our much loved Dog Friendly Light Trail sessions are back and taking place on the 13th and 28th December 2022 and the 1st January 2023! Bring your pooch along, explore the great outdoors and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful member of your family! What’s more you and your four-legged friend will be able to relax in our Food Quarter, Bar and Skate Cafe after your adventure for a post-walk treat.

Waste bins and water bowls will be dotted around the trail during our dog-friendly sessions, and we ask that dogs be kept on leads at all times.

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in our Personalised Santa Experience or on our Observation Wheel and Ice Rink for health and safety reasons.

Sensory Friendly Light Trail Session

We are proud to announce that our Sensory Friendly Session for our Illuminated Light Trail will be returning for a second year.

This session will enable visitors with additional needs to experience our attractions in a comfortable and non-threatening environment. 

To make these events as relaxing as possible lights will be raised with any rapid movement reduced, noise and music will be reduced, and capacity will be capped to allow visitors to move around the spaces as freely as possible.

Our Sensory Friendly Light Trail Session will be taking place on Monday 19th December 2022 at 4:15pm.


“The Light Trail was beautifully presented, it really captured the twinkly nature of Xmas, a lovely walk round.”

Each element of our Light Trail is unique and features beautiful immersive displays for you to enjoy, and as one of Worcestershire’s staple Christmas events, it’s the perfect way to celebrate Christmas 2022.



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Our FAQs page features lots of helpful information about all of our attractions. Please Contact Us if you have any other questions.


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If you plan to take a super Winter Glow adventure and book multiple experiences, our advice is to book them carefully in order. So for example – Ice skating mid-morning, lunch in the Food Court, followed by a personalised visit to Santa’s Grotto, then hop onto the Giant wheel and finally head on out on the Illuminated Light trail.

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