Winter Light Trails The Whole Family Will Love
These winter light trails offer some much-needed festive sparkle
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.
FROM 13TH NOVEMBER
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.
FROM 22ND NOVEMBER
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.
FROM 23RD NOVEMBER
Leazes Park, Newcastle
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!
15TH NOVEMBER–23RD DECEMBER
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.
FROM 22ND NOVEMBER
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate