Spectacular Christmas projection will light up Barnsley for festive season

Barnsley Bright Nights will run over four days this November

Barnsley will spectacularly light up for Christmas when a world-class digital projection beams onto the iconic town hall for a four-day festive event.

From Wednesday 28 November to Saturday 1 December, the first Barnsley Bright Nights festive extravaganza will launch in the town centre and officially kick start Barnsley’s countdown to Christmas like never before.

The event will transform the town centre into a winter wonderland. There will be the traditional fireworks and family entertainment – but it’s around the town hall where the action will be most magical.

A spectacular Christmas digital projection using state-of-the-art technology will transform our iconic landmark into a festive-themed show.

Running each night of the event, the light projection will capture your imagination and help spread the Christmas spirit across the town.

It will be created by world-class projection company Anomic Multimedia – famous for its projection work on the Tower of London for the unveiling of the Swept Lands and Seas of Red First World War memorial.

Dan Shorten of Anomic Multimedia said: “Anomic is thrilled to have been selected to provide the projection display for this year’s Christmas Lights celebrations in Barnsley.

“It is clearly an exciting time in Barnsley with the redevelopment of the town centre and markets, and to be able to help celebrate this transformation with a projection artwork that will highlight both the strong history of the town but also the positive future is a real honour for us.

“We are looking forward to generating some strong, dynamic and vibrant visuals that can illuminate the town hall building and show it in a fresh and exciting way. We aim to combine animations and motion graphics that will transform the building into a range of exciting new images right in front of the audience's eyes.

“The town hall in Barnsley is such a striking building; the facade is both elegant and dramatic and will lend itself very well to projections. We feel extremely lucky to be involved in this project and can't wait to light up the town hall for the people of Barnsley and its visitors.”

As well as the incredible light projection at the town hall, there will be a Christmas market, fantastic family entertainment, a range of food and drink stalls, choir singers, a big wheel and a family fun fair.

Spark! LED drummers will also return to Barnsley after their performance at the Tour de Yorkshire earlier this year.

Follow the hashtag #BarnsleyBrightNights on social media and the official event page on the Love Barnsley Town Centre Facebook page for more information. Click here for a video of Anomic’s previous work.

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