BRIGHT lights, historic sites, and biscuit delights are promised for this year’s Twilight Trail returning to Reading.

The Biscuit Town Twilight Trail is set to make a return for the festive season and light up the Abbey Ruins and Forbury Gardens.

This year’s event will be based on the town’s famous Huntley & Palmers factory.

The lighting and interactive installations are created by light art pioneers Luminism, and will include The Lion’s Roar and the Production Line stepping stones.

Local schools will also play a part in two specially commissioned songs, written by lyricist Eastman and composer Russell Heppelwhite, that will feature throughout celebrating Reading’s history as Biscuit Town. They have been recorded by children from six local schools: Caversham Park Primary School, Christ the King Catholic Primary School, Redlands Primary School, St Anne's Catholic Primary School, St John's Church of England Primary School and St Mary & All Saints Church of England Primary School.

Food and drink offerings include Après Ski chalets, a marshmallow fire pit, Japanese and sausage stalls, as well as specially created iced gem and adults-only hot chocolates from WePop.


Readings Twilight Trail. PIC BY STEWART TURKINGTON

Reading's Twilight Trail. PIC BY STEWART TURKINGTON


Homelessness charity Launchpad will also take over the event on December 8 - with all proceeds that night going to the charity to directly support people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Reading.

The event, organised by Reading UK, Abbey Quarter BID, and supported by The Blade, runs from December 3 to 31.

Reading UK’s Zsuzsi Lindsay said: “With less than a month to go until the Twilight Trail opens its doors, we can’t wait to light up Reading again and bring a bit of magic to the beautiful Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins.

"We’re so proud to have a fully accessible light trail located right in the heart of the town centre, so people can make the most of what’s on offer in Reading over the festive season.

"And, being just a few minutes’ walk from Reading Station and other transport links, means that residents and visitors alike can enjoy this truly special trail which is totally unique to Reading.”

Family tickets are available from £26, or adult tickets from £8, and children/concession tickets from £6.

Tickets at or for more information on festivities in Reading is available at and on Instagram at @twilight_trail