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Get ready to be dazzled as Northern Lights returns to Newcastle's Leazes Park from 22nd November 2024 to 31st December 2024.

This magical Christmas light trail will transform the historic park into a winter wonderland with enchanting illuminations, captivating zones, and a festive food village that's bigger and better than ever. Perfect for visitors of all ages, Northern Lights is the must-see event of the season!


  • 4:30pm – 8:15pm (22nd November - 30th November)
  • 4:15pm – 8:15pm (1st December - 31st December)

What to Expect

Immerse yourself in a magical journey as you explore the brand-new light installations and enchanting zones designed to delight and inspire. This year's Northern Lights will feature 12-15 stunning illuminations that create a breathtaking spectacle against the backdrop of Leazes Park’s natural beauty.

Wander through a mile-long trail that winds its way through the park, starting and ending at the southern entrance (via Barrack Road). Along the way, you’ll discover cosy pit stops perfect for warming up with a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate, and indulging in festive treats like toasted marshmallows.

Just a short walk from the city’s bustling nightlife, restaurants, and amenities, Northern Lights provides an enchanting escape right in the heart of Newcastle. With vintage fairground rides adding a touch of nostalgia and an expanded Christmas Village brimming with delicious food and drinks from local artisans, this event is sure to create cherished holiday memories for all who attend.

Highlights of Northern Lights

Spectacular Light Installations: Be amazed by the creativity and artistry of the light displays, which include dynamic choreography, original audio compositions, and mesmerizing special effects.

Expanded Christmas Village: Savour mouth-watering treats from some of Newcastle's favourite local vendors. Enjoy gourmet burgers, wood-fired pizzas, decadent desserts, and much more as you explore the festive village.

Vintage Fairground Rides: Relive the magic of childhood with classic fairground rides that add an extra layer of fun and excitement to your visit.


Northern Lights ensures everyone can enjoy the magic of the moment with a fully inclusive and accessible trail. The flat paths, seating areas, and ramp access points make it easy for buggies, prams, and wheelchairs to navigate. Special Access time slots with quieter audio and reduced visitor numbers are available to support neuro-divergent visitors, along with queue jump wristbands for those with additional needs.

Plan Your Visit

Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so secure yours early to avoid disappointment. Early birds can sign up for special ticket prices at Northern Lights Sign Up.

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