IBTimes UK rounds up Britain's best Christmas lights and festive attractions for all the family, from laser shows at Kew Gardens and the Eden Project, to Dickens-themed attractions at Windsor Castle and Chatsworth House.

Kew Gardens in south-west London, has a Christmas trail featuring of over one million twinkling lights, singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.

The Enchanted Christmas Illuminated Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, featuring an array of beautiful light displays scattered amongst the trees, is open to the public on Friday 1 - Sunday 3 December; Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 December and Thursday 14 - Monday 18 December.

Chatsworth House, the grand stately home near Bakewell in Derbyshire, has a Dickens-themed Christmas event for all the family, featuring characters from much-loved books such as Great Expectations and Oliver Twist. There is also a Christmas market.

The Christmas display at Windsor Castle commemorates the 20th anniversary of the restoration of the Castle following the devastating fire of November 1992. The State Apartments are decked with glittering gold decorations inspired by the intricate gilding work that was undertaken to restore the Castle's interiors to their former glory. The Castle is also hosting an immersive performance of A Christmas Carol in the State Apartments.

The Eden Project is Cornwall is staging the Festival of Light and Sound, featuring dramatic lasers piercing through the darkness to create a canopy of light, illuminating Eden's biomes.

Christmas lights Britain
Lasers from the Eden Festival of Light and Sound illuminate the biomes at The Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall Matt Cardy/Getty Images

London's Hyde Park is home to the biggest of all of the Christmas attractions. Winter Wonderland features rides, ice sculptures, bars, circus performances, the UK's largest ice rink, and much more.

There are ice rinks all over London, including Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London and Somerset House, so get your skates on.

Finally, of course, there are stunning festive displays all around Britain, from London's Oxford and Regents Streets and Covent Garden, to the UK's largest Christmas tree – a 36-metre giant redwood – at Wakehurst Place in Haywards Heath.