From The Fields to launch Northern Lights Leeds

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Iconic Leeds destination Temple Newsam will host West Yorkshire’s newest festive attraction: the stunning and immersive light trail Northern Lights.

Following sellout success in Newcastle last year, the acclaimed event now makes its debut in Leeds, and is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors. Set among heritage gardens and picturesque woodlands at Temple Newsam, Northern Lights will take visitors on a jaw-dropping journey through a spectrum of illuminations & unique musical compositions.

Running for the duration of the festive period, from November 21st to December 31st, the breathtaking festival of light will allow visitors to appreciate the already beloved surroundings of the park in a magical new light. Visitors can expect a showcase of exclusive art installations and special effects from the UK’s leading lighting designers , along with interactive elements and festive photo moments, along a 90-minute route.

Approximately one mile in length, the light trail will host up to 14 distinct illuminated zones along the way. Visitors can also enjoy vintage fairground rides & a variety of festive treats, including mulled wine, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

Northern Lights will be soundtracked by bespoke original compositions, elevating the event into a sensory experience like no other. In addition to the trail, guests will be able to enjoy exploring the magical Christmas Village, featuring a wide range of delicious food and drink offerings from local artisan street food vendors and bars. The Northern Lights team are also proud to be hosting two neuro-inclusive evenings at the event, offering more space for the audience with a reduced capacity by 60% and lower audio volume levels.

Northern Lights Leeds is the brainchild of family-owned business From The Fields, the team behind the award-winning and regularly sold-out light trails at Cardiff’s Christmas at Bute Park, Newcastle’s Northern Lights Newcastle at Leazes Park, plus the multi-award-winning ‘Glastonbury of the North’ Kendal Calling, now in its 19th year. With two of the company’s founders having lived in Leeds for over a decade, From the Fields is a team of event producers passionate about the city, with close ties to the Yorkshire region.

From The Fields were approached with many requests to bring their award-winning Christmas light trails to locations across the country, before settling on West Yorkshire as the next home of the much-praised ‘Northern Lights’ trail.

The light show will feature work from a high calibre team of local and national talent, including Ithaca Studios – creators of headline installations for Kew Gardens, Netflix & Glastonbury.

Early birds can sign up to access a limited early discount of 20% off tickets, plus enter a competition to win a big prize that includes a family pass and £100 spending money –

Tickets for Northern Lights Leeds will go on sale July 3rd. Prices start from £13.95 for children & £19.50 for adults.

Northern Lights will be sharing more information on illuminations, Christmas Village, local charity partners and much more over the coming months.

Roxy Robinson, Creative Director at From the Fields said: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to deliver a completely new trail at such an iconic location, with so much history and heritage. We have big plans and cannot wait to deliver an experience like no other; one that welcomes everyone from all ages and backgrounds to come together. 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.”

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s deputy leader and executive member for resources, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing the Northern Lights trail to Temple Newsam this Christmas, with stunning light installations and plenty of festive treats to be enjoyed. The people behind these lights are incredibly talented so we’re looking forward to a full transformation of Temple Newsam’s iconic grounds. It’s going to be a great one for the whole family!”

Please note: This is a promotional feature