With Halloween over for another year, the countdown has started to the opening of the new Christmas light trail at Hatfield Park.

The new illuminated trail, Christmas at Hatfield Park, will open at the Hertfordshire stately home on Friday, November 25.

A beautiful Fire Garden has been revealed as one of the spectacular works in the trail which can be seen in the grounds of Hatfield House until December 31, 2022.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Christmas Cathedral at a previous light trail.Christmas Cathedral at a previous light trail. (Image: Richard Haughton for Sony Music)

The installation will be part of a spectacular collection of illuminations which will transform the 42 acres of gardens and parkland where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood.

Designed by Culture Creative, this Fire Garden is made up of hundreds of flame heads interspersed with Lantern Trees by Mandylights, which echo the timeless beauty of old Victorian-style street lamps.

Matthew Findlay, head of UK trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “We are hugely excited by the plans for this fantastic new trail, with artists creating beautiful installations which will cast an entirely different light on a beautiful, historic property.”

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Christmas at Hatfield Park.Christmas at Hatfield Park. (Image: Richard Haughton for Sony Music)

Visitors can look forward to some precious time with friends and family as they discover sparkling tunnels of light and walk beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour.

The lights are choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music, transforming Hatfield House’s historic park into an instant winter wonderland.

Independent street food vendors will bring a delicious twist with tasty treats on offer.

There is limited capacity to the after-dark illuminated trail, with timed entry.

Tickets are available at christmasathatfieldpark.seetickets.com

Christmas at Hatfield Park is brought to you by Sony Music. The trail is created by Culture Creative.