Festival of light returns, along with a special festive visitor

Posted on 04th October 2021 | in Community , What's On

Amble’s festival of lights celebration event will be a little bit different this year, with the addition of a light and sound installation at the Little Shore.

Coquet Island rainbow lights, one of the window displays at last year’s Lights Festival

Lockdowns and social distancing throughout last year meant that the traditional Christmas torchlight procession couldn’t go ahead. Instead we had a beautiful Festival of Lights which saw windows and front doorsteps lit up with home made artwork and candle holders. The event was a huge success throughout Amble and beyond and brought out a creative energy many of us never knew we had – or thought we’d lost.

This year, although strict social distancing measures are no longer in force, organisers of Amble Events Committee decided that for everyone to feel safe, they would not reinstate the procession this year. So they and Dry Water Arts are calling on residents to repeat last year’s creativity, on or around Sunday 21 November. A video with tips on how to create your own window display will be available on Dry Water Arts’ website.

In addition, a water-themed lights installation will be held at the Little Shore, and people will be able to stroll along the shore and pier and take in the magical atmosphere.

And younger residents can rest assured; Santa has promised to visit Amble during the afternoon of 21 November. Details and exact venue will be confirmed nearer the time.

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