Self-guided Trails

Too many events and activities to choose from?

​​If you need a little help planning your night here are some suggestions of routes you may want to follow depending on your area of interest:

Waterways Trail

Our focus this year at Light Night is on nature and our environment. This trail of light art along the canal and river is a lovely way to reconnect with nature in the heart of the city.

  • POLAR, Granary Wharf
  • Guardian Angels, 2 The Embankment
  • Glory, 2 Water Lane
  • Pitaya, Leeds Dock
  • Museum Menagerie, Armouries Square

Light Trail

See some of Leeds’ landmark buildings and spaces in a new light.

  • Lightening Catchers and Splinter, Millennium Square
  • Gaia, Queen Square
  • Tulip Mania, Leeds Art Gallery
  • Nature at Night, Park Square
  • ARC, City Square
  • POLAR, Granary Wharf
  • Pitaya, Leeds Dock

SHINE Artist Trail

Encounter the work of new and emerging artists.

  • Digital Playground, Sovereign Square
  • Laser Tonic, Wellington Place (Lifting Tower)
  • Entwined Light, Merrion Gardens

Family Friendly Trail

Activities for all the family.

  • Flower Power Disco, Kirkgate Market
  • Creature Invasion!, Victoria Gate / Victoria Quarter
  • Luma, Trinity Leeds
  • Gaia, Queen Square
  • Lightening Catchers, Millennium Square
  • Various, Leeds Central Library
  • Nature at Night, Park Square

Historic Buildings Trail

Explore these heritage venues open late on Light Night.

  • Nectary, St John the Evangelist Church Gardens
  • Various Artists, Leeds Central Library
  • Climate Clock and Sentinel, Leeds Town Hall
  • Lasertonic, Wellington Place (Lifting Tower)
  • Blurred Lines, The Leeds Library
  • Hourglass, Holy Trinity Church
  • Flower Power Disco, Kirkgate Market
  • Change, The Tetley