A free fireworks display will light up Sunderland seafront on November 5th. 

Great views of the fireworks can be had from all along the seafront and from Cliffe Park. 

As well as celebrating Bonfire Night, the fireworks display will mark the end of the Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light. 

The ticket-only Festival of Light display in Roker Park will remain switched on until 10 pm on Sunday November 5th and the stretch of illuminations from Roker to Seaburn will also stay switched on until that time. 

Ticket holders will be admitted to Roker Park from 5.00 to 9.00 pm. Tickets are only available online, the number of places are limited and no tickets will be on sale on the night. 

Cllr John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s portfolio holder for public health, wellness and culture, said, “This year’s Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light has been one of our best ever, and Sunday’s fireworks display will help us celebrate this fantastic event, which tens of thousands of people have visited our seafront to enjoy.” 

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Thousands have enjoyed this year’s Festival of Light and Sunderland Illuminations

“Sunday evening promises to be very special and I’d encourage anyone who wants to see the Festival of Light in Roker Park before it closes to quickly buy their tickets online as there will be great demand.” 

“Public reactions to the new attractions has been amazing and I hope anyone who hasn’t seen them yet will take their chance this weekend.”

“Equally, if not even more popular, have been the attractions along the seafront and on Cliffe Park where everyone has joined in with the spirit of the occasion to have a great time.”

“I’d encourage people travelling to the event by car to make use of the park and ride from Keel Square in the city centre to the seafront, which has proved really popular with visitors to this year’s event.”

Tickets for the Festival of Light can be bought at www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/illuminations. You can access a map of the event, along with information about parking and public transport arrangements, at the same website.  

(Featured image courtesy of Jorgen Kesseler, from Flickr Creative Commons)


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