A festive illuminated trail returns to Norfolk this weekend and it will be bigger and better than ever before.

The Enchanted Journey of Light is back at Thursford, home of the Christmas Spectacular show, from November 19 to December 24 2023. 

It is the fourth year of the immersive trail, which first launched in response to the Covid pandemic, and it sees the gardens transformed into a stunning spectacle of sculptures and displays.

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More than 400 new individual lanterns have been added for 2023, including Candy Land and new additions to the underwater world. 

Eastern Daily Press: The dazzling Enchanted Journey of Light at ThursfordThe dazzling Enchanted Journey of Light at Thursford (Image: Thursford)

Soldiers and horses also greet you as you enter Thursford and there are more than 1,000 sculptures in total.

George Cushing, associate producer and project manager at Thursford, said: "We are always looking to make every year better than the last.

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"It is perfect for families, couples and friends to come together in the run-up to Christmas.”

Eastern Daily Press: Soldiers and horses at Thursford's Enchanted Journey of Light Soldiers and horses at Thursford's Enchanted Journey of Light (Image: Thursford)

Visitors begin their journey inside Fantasy Land, filled with animatronic polar bears, penguins and elves, before venturing outside to the Enchanted Journey of Light.

There will also be an outside bar, food and a funfair, with refreshments and rides for an additional charge.

The experience can be packaged with a visit to Father Christmas, known as Santa’s Magical Journey.

Book tickets at thursford.com or call 01328 878477.