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winter light trails The Alnwick Garden Winter Light Trail
November 2023
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These winter light trails offer some much-needed festive sparkle

Marvel at some of the largest light installations in the country as you follow these stunning trails.

The Alnwick Garden Winter Light Trail

This year The Alnwick Garden are offering even more opportunities to visit their ever-popular and always glittering light trail with an extended run from 13th November right up to 7th January. Don’t miss this award-winning light trail which will put even the biggest of Scrooges in a Christmassy mood.
The Alnwick Garden


Auckland Castle’s new light trail plans to illuminate the skies of Bishop Auckland this Christmas with 17 illuminations, the tallest Christmas tree in the North, and the longest outdoor light tunnel in the country. Visitors will begin their festive journey at Auckland Castle and embark on a glittering trail through the gardens and grounds to see the lights.
Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Northern Lights Newcastle

This new light trail promises immersive visuals and illuminations. The mile-long walk through Leazes Park is suitable for all the family and there’ll be a Christmas village filled with festive food and drinks to enjoy.
Leazes Park, Newcastle

Scarborough Lights

Scarborough Lights

Scarborough Lights is the first event in The Scarborough Fair programme, where international artists will bring over 60 never-before-seen light installations to the town across 14 locations. It’ll launch with a drone display over Scarborough Castle and visitors can also experience The Peasholm Park Winter Lights Trail and The Fading Light of Ruins at St Mary’s Church, featuring light artworks by Flemish artist Peter Snijder. More light displays include Ships Ahoy! at the harbour, Signs of the Times in the Town Centre, Drift-Lit at Scarborough Train Station, Grue at Scarborough Library and external illuminations of the Town Hall, Rotunda Museum, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Castle. It’s set to be a sparkling event from start to finish!


Rhs Glow

Every winter RHS Garden Harlow Carr hosts spectacular light displays; with its iconic features (including Streamside, the Edwardian Garden, Queen Mother’s Lake and Winter Walk) adorned with festive lights. Don’t forget to take a selfie through the gilded frame and, new for this year, cross Thaliana Bridge in a rainbow of lights and let the kids enjoy playing on the illuminated ‘Logness’ monster.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

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