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Everything you need to know about Sunderland's Festival Of Light


This event is back for 2022 and if it's as good as last year, we can't wait to visit!

Craig and I both have fond memories of visiting the old illuminations when we were younger and our boys have enjoyed visiting, since the council introduced the Festival of Light, a few years ago.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for photos and booking link 👇

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know

WHEN❓ Every Thursday - Sunday from 13/10 - 12/11, plus everyday during half term.

WHERE❓ Roker Park, SR6 9NE

TICKETS🎫 Entry MUST be pre-booked! £3 per person. Group discounts available. Under 2's FREE but still need a ticket. Booking link at end of post.

Thinking of booking for a large group❓ Here's a money saving tip 💷 A group of 10 is £27 2 groups of 5 would only cost a total of £24.

PARKING 🅿 Parking is available, but usually fills up quickly. Local streets will be closed. These are the 3 closest car parks... Harbour View SR6 0ZZ Marine Walk SR6 0PL Dykelands Road SR6 7QE Blue badge spaces are available in all local car parks. DO NOT USE MORRISONS CAR PARK, AS THEY HAVE PARKING EYE.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT🚍 I always recommend using Tyne and Wear Metro or local bus services. Seaburn Metro station is around a 10 - 15 minute walk from the park. Find more public transport info here You could also use a local taxi company, such as Station Taxis Sunderland 🚖

FOOD AND DRINK🥘 Food and drink is available inside the event, but there are lots of great, local businesses, within easy walking distance, such as Love Lily Sunderland , Grannie Annie's Pub & Pantry and Stack Seaburn all of which I recommend.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED AT THE EVENT?🐩 Yes, but I would not recommend taking them, as parts of the park get very crowded.

ANYTHING ELSE❓ There is no funfair at Cliffe Park this year, due to ongoing work. The Seafront illuminations are also returning and FREE to visit. I recommend allowing 1-2 hours in Roker Park.

QUESTIONS If you have any questions, please email


Check out these other posts

Grannie Annie's

Love Lily Sunderland

Stack Seaburn

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These pictures are from last year's event. They may not be an accurate representation on the 2022 event, as some light installations have been changed this year.

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