• Sat 25 November
    Various Times
  • FREE in Green Park / £2 in Market Hall
  • Green Park, Heckmondwike
    West Yorkshire
    WF16 9RL

HeckmondLIGHT returns this November with an evening of light and fire artworks

This is the official Illuminations Switch On event in Heckmondwike, a town with an Illuminations tradition that is over a century old.

This year, HeckmondLIGHT will take place in Market Hall from 3pm – 6:30pm (£2 tickets available in advance) and Green Park from 5pm – 8pm (FREE).



7pm countdown to light switch on

Gather your friends and family to experience Green Park illuminated.

Explore the new and interactive artworks made from light in all its guises from gas lamps, flames, fireworks, electric and LEDs.


External Combustion

Control the fiery jets lighting up Green Park using an iPad


Interactive multi-lantern sculpture that moves when you turn its handle

Cloud Light (Dream Cloud)

Peaceful installation of dream-like clouds

memory box

Light box displaying memories of past Illuminations, designed by the people of Heckmondwike

Human Jukebox

Portaloo converted into an Interactive jukebox with a live DJ inside

The Final Frontier

Laser light restored from Batley’s Frontier Club

The Peace Artistes

Stunning street band “rocking with rhythm and pulsating with passion!”

Travelling Light Circus

Illuminated blend of circus, dance and led


Hear all about the story of Heckmondwike’s lights with ‘The Myth, the Story, the Legend’

Momentum WheeL

A catherine wheel like no other, with a digital face and pyrotechnics


Entry Times: 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm

Rumour has it that Santa was last seen buying carrots for his reindeer in the Market. Can you help us to find him in the maze?

Heckmondwike’s Market Hall will be transformed into a cardboard maze with unexpected art lurking around each corner. With light projections, fun craft activities and live music.

Recommended for families with children 4+

Tickets are £2 per person. Adults must buy tickets. Free entry for children under two years.

The maze is wheelchair accessible but not suitable for prams, buggies and pushchairs. Limited tickets, don’t miss out – book in advance here

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.


Green Park, Heckmondwike
Green Park, Heckmondwike
West Yorkshire
WF16 9RL


Sat 25 November
Various Times
FREE in Green Park / £2 in Market Hall

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