For one night only, enjoy this after-dark experience for all the family, based in Green park, Heckmondwike.
HeckmondLIGHT will celebrate the town’s festive lights switch on, marking a tradition dating back to 1863.
As well as the official countdown at 7pm, celebrated with the Momentum Wheel of whirling fire, there will be illuminations galore, plus a whole host of fun-filled family activities.
In Green Park, people can explore light-art installations, illuminations and performances suitable for all ages.
So get wrapped up, grab a hot drink and explore a light-fuelled display and inter-active fun.
Get hands on with making activities, see Heckmondwike’s illuminations re-imagined in our digital gallery, and listen to Ski Band – our roaming brass band – as you warm yourself by the flaming jets.
You won’t want to miss Digital Funfair’s ‘Invanity’ where you can lose yourself in a kaleidoscope of mirrors and light for only £1.
There will be gas powered kinetic sculptures for your entertainment by External Combustion
And of course, Santa will be on the bandstand, every hour, on the hour from 4pm.
Then gather round the Momentum Wheel, a huge spinning firework, for the festive lights switch on from 7pm.
There will also be a night-time street market and fun fair.
Most activities and displays are FREE but there is a £1 charge for ‘Invanity’ and normal prices for the fun fair.
The event is organised by Heckmondwike Community Alliance and supported by Creative Scene, which uses funding from Arts Council England via the National Lottery.
HeckmondLIGHT is supported by LUCity. LUCity is a two-year project supported by Creative Europe investigating how involving the public in the creation of light works and installing them in public space affects how people view that place. The project connects local and international artists and offers training in creating light installations for public space to students from Batley School of Art, Brian Jackson college and emerging artists. By working together with 4is, Portugal, Hisa!, Slovenia and Bass Culture, Italy we are able to expand the artists networks, share knowledge of working with light in public space and increase the profile of the community and artists who create HeckmondLIGHT.