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Illuminated Gardens

As the nights draw in venues are shining new light on their outdoor spaces. With trails featuring laser gardens, light tunnels and lanterns there’s plenty to brighten up dark winter nights. So, grab your woolly hat and scarf and take a stroll around one of Yorkshire’s illuminated outdoor displays.

Northern Lights

RHS Garden Harlow Carr Harrogate, North Yorkshire: 21 November - 28 December

See Harlow Carr in a different light as special effects bring a touch of magic with an illuminated trail around the magnificent trees, shrubs and lake as dusk falls. See captivating light installations of giant botanically inspired blooms and marvel at magnificent trees lit up across the garden.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden Ripon, North Yorkshire: 24 November - 23 December

See the Abbey aglow (right) with all the colours of the rainbow and hear live music fill the Cellarium. Take a stroll around this stunning venue this festive season and enjoy the enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is transformed.

Lightwater Valley, Ripon, North Yorkshire: 22 November - 30 December

Discover a fantastical new seasonal adventure at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland. Families can delight in the festive lights as they embark on a journey of discovery. Hundreds of giant illuminated light sculptures will illustrate stories from Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Light nights

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens South Yorkshire: 5 - 22 December

Make the most of the winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is transformed into an illuminated world. Grab the winter woollies, your family and friends, and revel in the most enchanting event of the year.

Lotherton, Leeds, West Yorkshire: 22 November - 5 January

Come take a stroll on a magical woodland walk at Lotherton (top left). Follow the twinkling lit paths and you’ll discover the enchanting installations of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Gaze in awe at the beautiful golden pears, say ‘bonjour’ to the French Hens, listen to the calling birds, try to ‘hook’ one of the seven swans swimming or make the ladies dance!

Winter Illuminations at Stockeld Park,  Wetherby, West Yorkshire: 14 November - 6 January

The award-winning Enchanted Forest comes to life at Stockeld Park with their Winter Illuminations. Dazzling light effects, a captivating soundscape and animated installations come together through almost a mile of beautiful, ancient woodland in the Enchanted Forest. As dusk falls thousands of twinkling lights shine and create a magical winter wonderland.