Light Up

Lighting Up the district at Christmas!

Over the winter months, Wakefield Council and partners lit up buildings across the district as part of #LightUp - a new celebration of light-inspired activities and initiatives, to accompany the normal Christmas Lights.

Even though the usual switch on events didn't take place in 2020, the Christmas lights still shone bright across the district.

As part of the Light Up programme, a number of the district's buildings were lit up over different evenings.

These Light Ups were enjoyed online, allowing everyone to take part, but were viewed by residents attending their normal essential shopping or physical activity, and those still attending school and work during this period.

Local residents were also invited to Light Up their own homes, businesses and communities and share these pictures online throughout November, December and January, using #LightUp

16 October - 5 January: Things People Say - Neon Workshops (part of WordFest 2020)

17 November: Light Up… South Elmsall

21 November: Light Up… Castleford

25 November: Light Up… Pontefract

27 November: Light Up...Ossett

28 November: Light Up...Knottingley

11-12 December: Light Up... Wakefield

17 December: Light Up... - Overton

18 December: Light Up... - South Kirkby

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