Tickets for a ‘magical’ light trail set to take over Newcastle’s Leazes Park this winter go on sale today - here's how to grab some.

The Northern Lights trail will light up the city centre park with stunning after-dark light displays, immersive visuals, and illuminations set around a mile-long route.

The 90-minute experience will also bring festive food and drink offerings including mulled wine and hot chocolate, and vintage fairground rides.

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Tickets for the event have gone on sale this morning with more than 90,000 expected to be snapped up.

Illuminations will light up woodland glades, the park’s statues, and the lake.

Roxy Robinson, Creative Director at From the Fields - the award-winning company behind the trail and others including Cardiff’s Bute Park Christmas attraction - said: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to launch our incredible light trail in the heart of Newcastle this winter.

The Northern Echo: The 90-minute trail will span more than a mile.The 90-minute trail will span more than a mile. (Image: PR)

“We have big plans and cannot wait to deliver an experience like no other; one that welcomes everyone to come together and soak up the magic of Christmas through a trail of illuminations and audio, within the beautiful Leazes Park in Newcastle.   

“We’re proud to have an incredibly experienced and talented team of creators behind Northern Lights, who will help make this an unforgettable experience for all while remaining as inclusive and accessible as possible.”

It will run for five weeks from November 23 to January 1, 2024 from 4.30pm to 8.15pm in November and 4.15pm to 8.15pm from December 1 and is set to be the only attraction of its kind in the city. The trail will be fully accessible and wheelchair-friendly with quieter and reduced capacity sessions for visitors with additional needs.

The Northern Echo: The event's organisers have been hosting a similar event in Cardiff since 2021 with huge demand.The event's organisers have been hosting a similar event in Cardiff since 2021 with huge demand. (Image: PR)

The event comes as Leazes Park celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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A single ticket starts from £13.50 for children over 13 years, £19 for adults (children under 2 go free) and £61.50 for a family ticket of four.

Marian Chapman, Enterprise Director at Urban Green Newcastle, the charity that manages and cares for Newcastle’s parks and allotments, said: “December 2023 marks 150 years since Leazes Park, the city’s first public park, opened to the people of Newcastle. Northern Lights will be a spectacular way to commemorate this landmark anniversary and celebrate one of the city’s oldest and most treasured green spaces.

“Just as people came to Leazes Park 150 years ago to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Northern Lights will give people a chance to immerse themselves in a magical world of colour, music and illuminations, right in the heart of the city centre.”