Ignite at Gibside

A man and a woman in front of a carpet of candles

A trail of light, lanterns, fantasy and fire. Light up the dark winter nights with Ignite at Gibside.

From 11 to 30 December 2020

The eighteenth-century Georgian splendour of the gardens at Gibside form the perfect setting for this new, after-dark experience. Lit by lanterns, wander between flickering flames and alongside illuminated flora and fantasy, stars and spheres. 

Pause among majestic trees for a moment of reflection and make playful discoveries along the route, all set to an inspiring and intriguing soundscape. 

Join with family and friends to immerse yourself in the shimmering effects of fire and light. Expect the unexpected with fairies dancing in the trees, fiery fish and woodland wildlife sculpted in willow as you stroll beside the Avenue into an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

We're working closely with our partners to bring our winter light trail to you safely, in line with government guidance. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is of utmost importance to us.

If your booking address corresponds to a tier 4 postcode and your tickets are not used to gain entrance to the light trail, SeeTickets will be in contact with you as soon as possible with the refund process. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Ignite is brought to you at Gibside by Raymond Gubbay Ltd (Sony Music) in partnership with the National Trust.

Illuminated mushrooms on the Ignite at Gibside trail

National Trust Members

National Trust members will receive free car parking. 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.