- Saturday 23rd November, 4-8pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Green Park, Heckmondwike
Heckmondwike’s famous free festival of lights is back on Saturday 23 November. From 4pm, and for one night only, Green Park will be transformed into a magical world of light and wonder for an after-dark experience for all the family.
The light switch-on is at 7pm, with fireworks from the giant flaming Momentum Wheel.
This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, aliens will finally visit Heckmondwike. AstroAliens are two glittering dancing aliens who will be setting off on a mission through the audience of HeckmondLIGHT, looking for adventure.
Heckmondwike will also become the canvas for Sound Intervention’s Light Bikes, which will illuminate the town with digital projections, with playful characters popping up throughout the evening.
Families will be able to visit Santa and his Elf, and join-in as they bring seasonal tales to life. Lou Sumray will be hosting hands-on workshops for everyone to have a go at creating their own wearable decorations, and the Firm Band Baja will treat Heckmondwike to exuberant recreations of Christmas tunes and Bollywood classics.
Completing the line-up for HeckmondLIGHT will also be the funfair and a street market filled with hot drinks and food, stalls from local artists and community organisations.
So grab a hot drink, wrap up warm and enjoy the wonder of Hecky’s lights.