Sunderland Illuminations to light the skies

The Alice in Wonderland illuminations in Roker Park (This photo is from a previous year)

For many years now, it has been tradition to have Roker seafront lit up with lights through the Autumn. Despite the pandemic, this year is no different.

From Friday 9 October, Roker and Seaburn seafront will again be awash with colourful lights as the annual light show is turned on for residents to enjoy.

Lighting has been installed along Roker Terrace and Whitburn Road, however there will be no events at the seafront to coincide with the illuminations, as there has been in previous years.

It has been confirmed that the Festival of Light will not go ahead in Mowbray park this year.

Cllr Linda Williams, portfolio holder for Vibrant City, said: “Obviously we are all disappointed that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we can’t host events such as the wonderful Festival of Light this year. So I am very happy that the Sunderland Illuminations will be returning this October to help put a sparkle back into our vibrant city. ”

“We want residents to enjoy the Illuminations but would like to remind everyone to continue following the latest Government advice and restrictions to keep Sunderland a safe place.”

The Illuminations will be kept on until Early 2021 but will be turned off on Sunday 8 November, as a mark of respect for Remembrance Day.\

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