GRAB the winter woollies, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate under the stars as part of Belsay Hall’s Enchanted light display while you still can.

The final displays in English Heritage’s eight events, which has proved extremely popular with guests so far since its opening on December 5, are due to take place with tickets quickly selling out.

Belsay Hall is the only venue in the North-East taking part in the event this year, is one of six English Heritage sites across the country taking part.

The event provides a rare opportunity for visitors to explore the grounds of the historic building in darkness on a one-mile walk surrounded by twinkling lights and spectacular illuminated installations as part of the popular event.

With light, sound and colour all playing a part in this unique experience, installations include: four giant inflatable snakes, a massive toad, twinkling tunnels, colourful butterflies in bird cages.

Dancing fairies in lanterns, talking trees will also make an appearance, and for the first time an outdoor disco complete with large glitter balls to have you dancing in the moonlight.

Along the trail they’ll be festive food and drink spots, where you can indulge in a glass of mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate to get you into the Christmas spirit, or cosy up by the firepit to toast your marshmallows.

The on-site shop will be packed with unique English Heritage goodies including: homeware, clothing, garden decor, books and food – making it the perfect place for last minute Christmas shopping.

Try your luck at one of the fairground games, or revel in the fun of the traditional fairground rides on site, with a selection suitable for the whole family and all ages.

Enchanted will run until December 22, with sessions at 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm

Booking is recommended and tickets can be found online at