Things that go bump in the night

The nights are drawing in, mince pies are on shop shelves and we’ve already started installing some of the country’s biggest and brightest festive lighting displays, but remember lights aren’t just for Christmas!

After last year’s hiatus, Sunderland’s Festival of Light returned to Roker Park this Autumn and we were excited to design and supply a large range of displays to complement their existing collection of sparkling features.

The historic Roker park, which has not held the event since 2018 was split up in to different areas, each with a specific theme. As well as woodland and pirate attractions the park also includes a winter wonderland for those who can’t help getting in to the festive spirit a little bit early.

For something a little different, and more seasonally appropriate, visitors can meet Casper, watch Witches fly across the sky and dance with the skeletons in the spooky forest.

If ghosts and ghouls aren’t your thing head over to the Underwater World where visitors can see a Whale creating water ripples and a giant Jellyfish swimming with the fishes and lobsters.

The festival of light, a staple event in the city’s events calendar also runs alongside the Sunderland Illuminations which light up the seafront in Roker and Seaburn, the displays fill the city’s night sky with mesmerising and enchanting colourful lights for everyone, young and old to enjoy.

The event still has another couple of weeks to run, unfortunately all the tickets are sold out but there’s always next year. We’re already looking forward to 2022 and can’t wait to start working on a new scheme.