Christmas at Gibside

Gibside Chapel glows in purple and blue beside the twinkling Christmas trees

Make the most wonderful time of year more magical, on an after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens – with new installations for 2022.

The magic is back. Over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun at Gibside this Christmas.

From 1 December 2022 to 1 January 2023

Join with family and friends to immerse yourself in shimmering effects.

Look forward to some time together with friends and family as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, then walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the larger-than-life illuminations and, to make a moment to remember, don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tempting treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with a perfectly festive *spiced winter warmer, *hot chocolate or *toasted marshmallows shared with someone special.

A silhouette of a couple in front of lime green laser beams

National Trust members

National Trust members receive free car parking for Christmas at Gibside. You must select this at the time of booking and member parking will be validated on the evening of your visit by checking your membership card.

*seperate charges apply

Christmas at Gibside is brought to you by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust