Where to see Winter Illuminations and Light Shows near Doncaster this Christmas
DN Festival of Light at Doncaster Minster – FREE event
24th November – 3rd December 2023
Festival of Light, Doncaster is Right Up Our Street’s winter festival and it’s back for 2023! This year is the 5th Festival of Light in Doncaster Minster and you don’t want to miss it…it will showcase three artworks inside the Minster from Universal Everything, a collective of media artists, experienced designers and future makers.
This event is free but tickets must be pre-booked in advance.
Venue: Doncaster Minster, Church Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1RD
The Glasshouse, Doncaster City Centre
3rd November 2023, 6.30pm
A major new interactive light & sound installation from award-winning multi media specialist and filmmaker Wayne Sables — will debut as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations for Cast.
The installation will illuminate Sir Nigel Gresley Square, a manifestation of the interplay between sculpture, light, and sound.
The Glasshouse is a free event
Belton House, Christmas Lights
24th November- 31st December 2023
A magical trail with new lights for 2023 – after-dark festive fun for all the family.
Firmly positioned within the UK’s seasonal calendar, Christmas at Belton, Lincolnshire has everything you need for an unforgettable time with friends and family, including a magical glimpse of Father Christmas along the way. Discover a lawn filled with larger-than-life flowers, glowing lantern trees, a sparkling flock of jolly robins and contemporary Christmas trees all the colours of the rainbow, just some of the new displays this year.
Tickets can be pre-booked online.
Grantham, NG32 2LS
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Spectacle of Light
20th-22nd October | 25th-29th October | 1st-5th November
We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!
Discover some of the amazing characters from the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Follow Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion as they travel to the Emerald City! Let the little ones scale the Abbey walls and enjoy the night time wonder of the Adventure Play Area.
See the award-winning Enchanted Forest come to life after dusk at Stockeld Park’s 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, see the park come to life with thousands of twinkling lights creating a magical winter wonderland. An enchanting experience for all ages, that has to be seen to appreciate its true beauty and magic!
Our annual light show is a highlight of Christmas at the cathedral, and it’s a little different this year. We will be opening the forecourt so anyone who passes by can enjoy the light spectacular on the walls of the cathedral.
Your ticket will allow you entry to the Christmas joy inside as Luxmuralis tells the nativity story across the West End of the cathedral. There’s the annual Christmas Tree Festival as well and you can also see what treats 1554 Coffee and Gift Shop inside Sheffield Cathedral has to offer.
Tickets can be pre-booked online.
Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA
Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
17th November 2023- 14th January 2024
Wrap up warm and experience the park after dark as you explore the magic of our illuminated enchanted realms, as we light up the dark nights this festive season!
Winter Illuminations is back for 2023/24 and this year it’s going to be out of this world!
Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster, DN9 3HQ
Lotherton – The Christmas Experience, Festive Woodland Walk and Fairy Dell
25th November- 7th January 2023
Enjoy festive traditions old and new, following the twinkling lights on the woodland walk.
Discover the fairies in their secret hideaway Fairy Dell, listen to the giggles and whispers as you tip-toe through. Marvel in the splendour of the Edwardian Hall with the rooms dressed in all their festive finery.
Please note, a timed entry Christmas Experience estate ticket is required to access the festive woodland walk and fairy dell.