Changes to Barnsley Bright Nights programme

Changes to Barnsley Bright Nights programme

  • Tonight - Friday 26 November 2021 – event running as planned
  • Saturday 27 November – event not going ahead

Last night’s spectacular light shows and festive party to switch on the Christmas lights was a fantastic event– thank you to all of the people who came along and joined in the celebrations. You all did Barnsley proud!

Unfortunately, the weather isn’t on our side over the next 48 hours. We’re expecting high winds later tonight and tomorrow, with a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind tomorrow. It’s expected that the high winds may cause some damage, flying debris and travel disruption.

This regrettably impacts our Barnsley Bright Nights events as we need to make sure that visitors, exhibitors, and staff are kept safe.

Many other events across the region have made the decision to cancel their events due to the weather warnings.

Tonight - Friday 26 November 2021

Our attractions are still open. There are currently no changes to the programme of events tonight.

Come along tonight and enjoy illuminating events, art installations and activities taking place between 5pm and 8:30pm.

Free parking is available after 3pm in all Barnsley Council car parks

You can view the Barnsley Bright Nights programme, including a map of where to find all the installations on our website at  

Saturday 27 November

We’re really disappointed to say that all our Bright Nights events planned for Saturday 27 November won’t be going ahead.

The Barnsley outdoor Market is also cancelled on Saturday 27 November.

It is a difficult decision to make, and we know so many people were looking forward to the attractions on offer. 

We want to say a big thank you to all the exhibitors, community groups, businesses, and everyone else who has been involved in the planning of this event for their support for Barnsley.

The following attractions are not going ahead:

  • STORM, a 10-metre-tall Scottish mythical winter sea goddess
  • Luminous Birds at the Cooper Gallery
  • Mirrored at the Barnsley Chronicle offices
  • Mars at Barnsley College
  • Fantastic Beasts by Night at Churchfield Peace Gardens
  • Songs at St Mary’s Church
  • Hope at DMC01@ The SEAM
  • Sunset in the Alleyway between Eldon Street and Mandela Gardens
  • Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and the Projector Bikes in The Glass Works square.
  • All events planned at Library @ the Lightbox, including the Neon Silent Disco.

Barnsley town centre is still open for business 

Barnsley town centre’s variety of shops, food, drink, and leisure facilities such as Superbowl UK are still open as usual over the weekend. This includes The Glass Works, Barnsley indoor Market, Market Kitchen and Barnsley Museums at The Glass Works. 

Please check before opening times before travelling.

On Saturday 27 November, it’s three hours free parking during the day in all Barnsley Council car parks, and free after 3pm.

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