AGLOW 2024 – Ticket sales announcement coming soon!


Welcome to AGLOW, one of the biggest and brightest light trails in the North East of England. Begin your journey at Auckland Castle and embark on a glittering 1.5-mile trail through Auckland Castle’s gardens and grounds, with surprises around every corner.

Things to see

‘O Christmas Tree’​

The largest Christmas tree in the North of England, over 30 metres tall.

Tunnel of Light

The longest outdoor light tunnel in the country, measuring over 100 metres long.

Son et Lumière​

A captivating light show projected onto Auckland Castle.

Playing with Fire

Daring illuminations featuring real fire.

Dancing Fountains

Watch the River Gaunless spring to life.

And much more!

Discover seventeen large-scale light installations, including mirror balls, starburst trees and spheres of light.

Things to do

Sound and Light

Immerse yourself in a world of light and sound with our interactive illuminations, featuring bubbles and musical trees

Christmas Village

See Santa and his mischievous Elves in Santa’s village as they prepare for Christmas and admire the tallest Christmas Tree in the North of England

Fairground Rides

Take a ride on our vintage fairground rides in the grounds of Auckland Castle.

Card payments only.

Food & Drink

  • Indulge in festive delights as you wander, including warming mulled wine and decadent hot chocolate
  • A selection of street food vendors will offer tasty treats along the trail, with a selection of hot and cold food options catering for all dietary requirements

Please note, we only accept card payments for food and drink.

Auckland Project

Make a day of it and explore
The Auckland Project’s attractions including Auckland Castle, the Spanish Gallery and the Mining Art Gallery, open Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am – 4pm.