Northern Lights winter light trail – tickets, dates, prices and presale

Northern Lights winter light trail – tickets, dates, prices and presale

Returning for its second year this November and December, general tickets for the sell-out light trail will be released at 12pm on Wednesday, 26th June. However, there is still time to secure exclusive pre-release tickets at 20% discount, which go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 25th June.

  The Lily Show – new for 2024

  • Northern Lights Newcastle a world-class immersive light trail, is set to illuminate Leazes Park once again in Newcastle-upon-Tyne this November and December.
  • Brand-new illuminations, a reimagined route, and magical zones with special effects will transform the Victorian park, which is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors, following a sell-out event in 2023.
  • This year’s attraction will include:
  • A family-friendly, fully accessible 90-minute magical trail of illuminations
  • 12-15 brand new light installations, synchronised to original audio and dynamic choreography
  • An extended Christmas village filled with popular vintage fairground rides, festive food, roasted chestnuts, toasted marshmallows and hot drinks prepared by local artisans and producers. 

What to look out for in 2024…

Mycelium Network

This fibre optic light installation by artist Stevie Thompson displays mushrooms slowly transitioning through several colours, while the mycelium strobes and pulses create the illusion of movement, akin to a brain sending messages to the human body’s nervous system. “Mycelium Network” will beautifully complement the gardens and architecture in Leazes Park, creating a significant impact and serving as one of the wow factors for this year’s show.

The Lily Show

A stunning, larger-than-life mirrored lily will float on the lake’s still waters, with each petal rimmed with colour-changing neon and illuminated from below the waterline, creating a shimmering effect across the mirrored surface—perfect for capturing beautiful photos!

Debuting in 2024, and sure to be a complete showstopper, The Lily Show will burst to life with a dramatic musical soundtrack and floating barges of lights between the lily and the island.

Rainbow Run

If you’re a fan of Mario Kart, you’ll love this installation, which feels like you’re stepping onto Rainbow Road. This light installation guides guests along a long path, illuminated not just as a rainbow but with lights that change and flow towards you. It’s vibrant, joyful, and mesmerising to watch your feet light up in a multitude of colours.

Sea of Light

The Sea of Light at Northern Lights offers a breathtaking experience with pulsating, animated lights created by the renowned artists behind spectacular displays at Kew Gardens, Blenheim Palace, and Glastonbury Festival (Ithaca Studio). This new adaptation of their large-scale light extravaganza promises an awe-inspiring view of Leazes Park that is simply unmissable!

What can you expect at Northern Lights?

Northern Lights, led by the creators of multi-award-winning events such as Bluedot, Kendal Calling, and Christmas at Bute Park, returns for its second year with 12-15 stunning new installations and magical zones nestled among woodland glades, heritage architecture, statues, and the picturesque lake at Leazes Park.


Ensuring everyone can enjoy the magic of the moment and partake in the festivities, the entire trail is inclusive and accessible via flat, wheelchair-accessible paths, with refreshment areas along the way and ramp access points. Special provisions include reserved Access time slots with quieter audio and reduced visitor numbers to support neuro-divergent guests. Queue jump wristbands will also be available for those with additional needs. 

Event Details

Opening on Friday, 22nd November, and spanning five weeks until 31st December, Northern Lights invites visitors of all ages to experience the 12-15 world-class light attractions along a one-mile loop. Starting and ending at the southern park entrance via Barrack Road, this 90-minute event also hosts vintage fairground rides and a delightful array of festive treats such as mulled wine, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

Roxy Robinson, Creative Director of From the Fields says; “Northern Lights has already received over 10,000 pre-sale sign-ups, reflecting an overwhelming response to our return at Newcastle-upon-Tyne!Anticipation is high for what we promise to be a spectacular show, so securing tickets early is highly recommended before they sell out.”

How to secure tickets

  • Early Bird tickets go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 25th June at 9am. 
  • General release tickets go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday 26th June at 12pm.
  • There is still time to sign up for pre-release tickets, saving you up to 20% by signing up 

Dates and opening times: 

Northern Lights will run for five weeks from 22nd November 2024 to 31st December 2024 

4:30pm – 8:15pm (22nd November 2024 until 30th November 2024) 

4:15pm – 8:15pm (1st December 2024 to 31st December 2024) 


Adult tickets from £19.50 

Child tickets (3-16) from £13.95 

Family tickets from £59.50 

Children under 2 go free


Instagram: @northernlightsnewcastle
Facebook: Northern Lights Newcastle

Twitter: @lightsnewcastle  
Address: Leazes Park, Newcastle

Opening Dates:  23rd November 2023 – 1st January 2024

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