As the nights are drawing in earlier, what better way is there to spend your time than wrapping up warm and exploring the magical light trails around Suffolk? 

With November nearing its end, several illuminated experiences have started opening for the Christmas period.

Here are some of those happening in Suffolk. 

1. Helmingham Hall Illuminated Light Trail

Cost: £22 for adults and £11 for children

Bury Mercury: Helmingham Hall's light trail has already startedHelmingham Hall's light trail has already started (Image: Beckie Egan Photography)

The Helmingham Hall light trail will launch on Thursday, November 16, and the event will run every day of the week until Sunday, December 17.

Sound and lighting displays will showcase the different areas of the trail and areas of the hall's facade will also feature, including the moat.

As one of the best spots to see a light display in the UK, according to The Times, tickets sell out for the month-long event quickly. 

2. Ickworth Park Light Nights

Cost: £11.50 for adult and £9.50 for child

Bury Mercury: Ickworth Hall will be lit up as part of their light event this winterIckworth Hall will be lit up as part of their light event this winter (Image: National Trust)

The Ickworth Estate in Suffolk has announced that 'Light Nights' will return from 4.30pm on Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 26 this year.

The evening event will see the canopies of trees, Italianate ever-greens, and a gothic Victorian-esque stumpery brightly lit.

Visitors to the evening events will be able to have a hot drink at the West Wing Café, which will be opening late throughout November.

3. Christmas on the Hills, Seckford

Cost: £11 per person

Bury Mercury: The light trail at Seckford is returningThe light trail at Seckford is returning (Image: Fresh Air Events)

Christmas on the Hills is coming back to Seckford this winter as the dates have been released for the illuminated light trail.

From December 14 to 23 the hills around Seckford will be transformed into an immersive illuminated experience. 

Festive characters will line the light trail, which will culminate in a special visit to Santa Claus, who will give all of the children on the trail a complimentary gift. 

4. Trinity Lights, Ipswich

Cost: £12.95 for adults and £7.95 for children

The Big Christmas Adventure returns to Trinity Park on December 15 with fun foods, children's rides, and the chance to meet Santa. 

New for this year is Trinity Lights, an interactive light trail across the grounds of the park. 

The trail is available to visit from December 15 to December 23.