A fireworks spectacular will light up the night sky along Sunderland seafront on Sunday (November 5) to celebrate this city’s Illuminations and Festival of Light.

The free fireworks display at 6pm from Roker Pier is best viewed from Sunderland’s seafront and Cliffe Park.

Meanwhile people still wanting to visit the ticket-only Festival of Light display in Roker Park and stretch of illuminations from Roker to Seaburn, will have until 10pm.

One of the best ever

Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: “This year’s Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light has been one of our best ever, and Sunday’s fireworks display will help us celebrate this fantastic event.

“Sunday evening promises to be very special, and I’d encourage anyone who wants to see the Festival of Light in Roker Park before it closes to quickly buy their tickets online as there will be great demand.

“Public reaction to the new attractions has been amazing and I hope anyone who hasn’t seen them yet will take their last chance this weekend.

“I’d encourage people travelling to the event by car to make use of the Park and Ride from Keel Square in the city centre to the seafront which has proved really popular with visitors to this year’s event.”

  • Tickets to the Festival of Light can be bought online at www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/illuminations where a site map and details of public transport and parking arrangements are also available.