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Festive Trails - North East 2023

I can't quite believe just how quickly this year has gone. I am currently sat updating all of my festive posts and getting truly into the festive spirit. This year has seen the rise of light trails in popularity. I have put together this handy guide of Light and Festive Trails from the Start of November right up until the end of the year. I will updated this post regularly when new events are announced and of course keep an eye out for my other handy guides which are always super popular every year. Click on the GREEN links to find out more or to book

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Expected to be one of the most spectacular Christmas light trails in the North East with: The largest Christmas tree in the North of England, over 30 metres tall, The longest outdoor light tunnel in the country, over 100 metres long, A captivating light show projected onto Auckland Castle, Daring illuminations featuring real fire, Watch the River Gaunless spring to life, See Santa and his mischievous Elves in Santa's village, Take a ride on the vintage fairground rides, Indulge in delights as you wander, including mulled wine and the opportunity to toast your own marshmallows on the fire pit.

When? 22nd Nov - 31st Dec

Mind-blowing Projections in our Enchanted Woodland Magical Illuminations & Specially Commissioned Sets Interactive Props & Soundscape

When? Dates throughout November 2023, December 2023 & January 2024

Northern Lights - Newcastle

An enchanting new Christmas trail set to illuminate Leazes Park

When? 23rd Nov - 1st Jan

An exciting trail of ice sculptures on display, dotted around the town for you to explore.

When? 9th December

Preston Park - Cheeky Elves Trail

We love visiting Preston Park and visit throughout the year. Christmas is just spectacular and the street looks amazing all decked.

When? 2nd Dec-24th Dec

Enjoy a winter walk, collect the Christmas clues and fill in the trail sheet

When? 18th Nov - 31st Dec

Spot the wild herds of deer as you take a lovely walk around the park.

When? 18th Nov - 24th Dec

Immerse yourself in the magic as you take on the Plotters Forest Christmas Trail 2023!

When? From 18th Nov

The Christmas Stocking Trail - Sunderland City Centre

You can hunt for four Stockings designed by local schools along with 7 AR Christmas characters hidden somewhere around the city centre.

When? 16th Nov - 7th Jan

Elmer's Christmas Gift Trail - Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Hunt for Elmer's Christmas gifts and if you find them all you can claim a small prize!

When? 18th Nov - 6th Jan

Residents will have displays for you to see throughout December

When? 1st - 30th Dec

Middlesbrough Snowman Trail

No dates released yet but it has been confirmed as coming back and details will be released soon! We did it last year and had lots of fun.

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