As the evenings get shorter, thoughts turn excitedly to Christmas cheer. Discover the most magical winter wonderlands around the UK, bursting with Christmas spirit.

1/9 Christmas at the Botanics, Edinburgh

At the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, nighttime is illuminated by thousands of lights and attractions on their festive trail. At one mile long it is the perfect length for families to visit together, with a captivating Fire Garden of dancing flames, a choir of singing conifer trees and the enchanted Crystal Lawn lit up with a thousand spheres of light. Of course Santa and his elves will pay a visit to wave to guests, and families can warm up with roasted chestnuts, spiced cider and hot chocolate with marshmallows in the festive fare cafe.

Date: 24 November- 30 December

Price: Adult tickets are £14; child tickets are £10