Barnsley to spectacularly light up for Christmas as Barnsley Bright Nights returns

Get ready to light up for Christmas, Barnsley, and in the most spectacular fashion.

Barnsley Bright Nights – Barnsley’s winter lights extravaganza – is back between Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 November.

This year’s showcase will see a series of light installations and shows across the town centre as Barnsley’s countdown to Christmas officially begins.

The action kick starts on Thursday 28 November from 6pm, with an illuminated parade starting outside the Library @ the Lightbox.  Lead by the Ski Light Band and a sea of handmade community lanterns, the parade will head to the town hall where the lights will be switched on.

The iconic landmark will come to life with a display of lights dancing to your favourite festive music before the traditional fireworks light up the sky, as Barnsley’s countdown to Christmas officially begins.

You’ll also be able to see colourful Santa’s Air Force characters and enjoy performances from the mysterious Ghost Caribou before exploring Barnsley Bright Nights’ Winter Lights trail at venues across the town centre.

Highlights include a new digital installation in the renovated Cooper Gallery garden.  Awekids - The Garden of Light, will take you on a journey through the space using music, sound, projection and a variety of digital content.

Meanwhile, at St Mary’s Church, you’ll be able to see the famous ‘The night before Christmas’ poem by Clement Clarke Moore brought to life as a giant talking story book, featuring animated illustrations.

Installations and entertainment will also be in place at Churchfield Gardens, the Barnsley Chronicle front offices, Mandela Gardens, Market Kitchen and Barnsley Market.  

Look out for a special announcement on 12 November regarding a gargantuan installation at Barnsley College.

Check out Love Barnsley Town Centre on Facebook and Twitter for more information, and use #BarnsleyBrightNights to join in the conversation. View our Bright Night's programme.

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