FIRST LOOK: Christmas At Temple Newsam dazzles with new festive lights spectacular

Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow!

Promoted by Temple Newsam Estate
Friday, 26th November 2021, 5:11 pm

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas At Temple Newsam with more than a million dazzling lights heralding the debut of a brand new festive after-dark trail in Leeds.

BUY TICKETS: For dates and to book guaranteed time slots visit christmasattemplenewsam.co.uk and see museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk.

The world famous Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds and gardens have been transformed into.a magical; winter wonderland which is now open and runs until January 2.

Visitors are immersed in not just a landscape of lights, colours and patterns, but a soundscape of classical Christmas tunes and even festive smalls, from selected food and drink stalls on route.

It showcases the natural and unique environment of the venue and in a year where family and friends are looking to reunite over the festive season this trail delivers, with awe and wonder.

There's even the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas.

The Instagram showstopper is Christmas Cathedral - a church-window styled tunnel created with more than 100,000 pea-lights, which looks stunning to look at from a distance or to immerse yourself within.

Three huge Neon Boats reflected on the lake, where they gently bob up and down, is a wonderful modern homage to the old carol I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In).

And a Fire Garden, featuring real flame lit torches in a woodland setting, is a truly breathtaking moment where nature delivers a jaw-dropping must see experience.

Neon Tree, with branches interwoven with multicoloured neon lights, and Tree Stars, a woodland area wrapped in stars that shimmer and sway in the moonlight, are amongst the many other installations along this mile-long route.

Marvel at the changing spheres, neon strings stretched between towering trees, glitterball snowmen and plenty of other selfie moments along the way.

Even the path is a delight, bathed in multi-colour changing lights and providing safe access for everyone to walk beneath trees illuminated in seasonal colours.

Christmas At Temple Newsman is one of 14 outdoor illuminated trails created by Culture Creative and staged across the UK by Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music - with other sites making their debut this year across the USA.

Entry is on selected nights and by timed slots, so visitors are urged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. It opens 4.30pm to 10pm, with last entry at 8pm.

Admission prices, booked in advance, are from £16 adult, £12 child, £50 family (two adults and two children). Free entry for carers and children aged two and under. Parking £6 per car.

Instagram showstopper is Christmas Cathedral by Mandylights, Photo by Richard Haughton

For more information visit mychristmastrails.co.uk and follow @mychristmastrails on Facebook and Instagram.

Neon Ships sail in for Christmas At Temple Newsam
Fire Garden helps to make this a hot ticket
Pyramid style Christmas trees
Christmas At Temple Newsam showcases the natural and unique environment of the venue