Under the starry skies, families and friends descended on Kew Gardens, for a Christmas lights extravaganza.

Christmas at Kew returned for another year, with tickets selling out by November. The evening did not disappoint. In a mile long trail, people were able to experience the magic of lights in a unique way.

From the laser-trees to the big musical finale, people of all ages were in awe of the amazing show that had been put on. Kids were drawn in by the varying coloured lights, while older people marvelled at the sheer scale of the project.

Apparently, the planning for Christmas at Kew begins in January, its obvious why. The spectacular light show offered something for everyone.

Many of the lights were backed with calming Christmas music but the finale, mixing lights and an amazing water dance really topped off a wonderful evening.

If you're not a fan of lights, there are several stations throughout the trail to buy mulled wine, hot chocolate or candy floss.

Some may have been disappointed by the rides, which were catered toward younger punters.

But while there were only a handful of food options, the variety on offer made sure that there was something for everyone.

The light show runs on until January 5, but with tickets already sold out it might be work planning to go next year.