THE Christmas countdown begins later this month as a Georgian gem is lit up for the holiday season.
Gibside, the National Trust’s Historic Hall and Park in the Derwent Valley, is launching a new glittering illuminated trail, which runs from November 26 to January 2.
The vast grounds must turn into a winter paradise.
Trees will be entwined with neon lights, colorful strings stretch between towering canopies, while visitors should listen to the “song” trees and marvel at larger-than-life illuminated crystals.
Everything will be choreographed to an original soundtrack of popular seasonal music.
New features for the trail this year will be a Christmas cathedral, bathed in light as visitors walk under the tall arches made of a thousand pea lights, plus a neon tree, allowing for a moment of quiet reflection, and starry stars. tree, twinkling among the foliage.
Independent street food vendors will provide tasty treats including toasted marshmallows, a spicy winter warmer, or hot chocolate.
Christmas at Gibside is a joint attraction, with the National Trust working in conjunction with Sony Music. The trail is designed by the Culture Creative arts group.
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