A magical light trail is bringing some stardust to a city park over the coming festive period.

Northern Lights Newcastle features 14 light attractions arranged in a one-mile loop around Leazes Park, including Aurora Rising, the Laser Garden and Luminary Lane,

Starting and ending at the southern entrance to the Victorian-created park, off Barrack Road, the 90-minute event includes vintage fairground rides and a variety of festive treats including mulled wine, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

It is described as, “a stunning after-dark attraction of immersive visuals, original audio and jaw-dropping illuminations.”

The winter attraction is the only light trail in the city, where special effects, dynamic choreography, and a Christmas village with vintage fairground rides adds an extra entertaining experience for the whole family.

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More than 70,000 tickets have been snapped up for Northern Lights so far, with demand soaring since the opening, and an expectation that 100,000 tickets will be sold.

Northern Lights is the brainchild of family-owned business From the Fields, the company behind multi-award-winning Bluedot, Kendal Calling and Christmas at Bute Park.

Working in collaboration with Urban Green Newcastle, the light show is produced by an award-winning combination of local and national talent, including creators of headline installations for Kew Gardens, Netflix, and Glastonbury, with a host of innovative features and special effects from the UK’s leading trail creators.

Northern Lights pledges to power the attraction using generators fuelled by refined vegetable oil (HVO diesel), as well as using use low-power consumption LED units for most of the lighting fixtures.

Northern Lights Event Director Roxy Robinson said: “We are absolutely thrilled to open Northern Lights Newcastle at Leazes Park.

“Our big plans 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, is finally here!

“We’re proud to have an incredibly experienced and talented team of creators behind Northern Lights, who have helped to produce what we hope will become an unforgettable experience for all, while remaining as inclusive and accessible as possible.”

Ensuring everyone can enjoy the magic of the moment, and be able to take part in the festivities, the trail is inclusive and accessible via flat, wheelchair-accessible paths, seating areas and ramp access points.

Special provisions will also be in place to reserve access time slots, where quieter audio and reduced visitor numbers aim to support neuro-divergent visitors.

Queue jump wristbands will also be available for those with additional needs.

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The trail, now open daily, ends on January 1.

Tickets can be booked via with prices ranging from £19 for adults, £13.50 children above two-years-old, or £61.48 for a family of four people.

A proportion of funds will be donated to good causes and local charities, including children’s wards at local hospitals.