It’s magic! Get ready for the Fairy Lights

Dame Mary Peters, Mayor Thomas Beckett Alderman Paul Porter with SERC students Sophie & Cloda. INUS Halloween
Dame Mary Peters, Mayor Thomas Beckett Alderman Paul Porter with SERC students Sophie & Cloda. INUS Halloween

Wrap up warm and enjoy the enchantment of Wallace Park’s ‘Twilight Nights by Fairy Light’ on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October.

Halloween revellers and families can follow the illuminated trail through Wallace Park on Thursday evening from 6 – 9pm. Rhythms of light and sound installations will breathe myth and magic into the atmospheric Victorian Park.

On Friday 30 October from 7 - 9.15pm the park with come alive with theatrical treats, illuminations and soundscapes that will captivate audiences of all ages. Before culminating with a superb fireworks display.

Speaking at the launch celebrations, the Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Thomas Beckett said: “Twilight Night was a massive success last year. We expect this year’s celebrations, hosted over two nights will exceed expectations and captivate the thousands of people we expect to visit Wallace Park this festive season. It also fills me with pride that all proceeds from the sale of the wristbands from the Friday 30 October celebrations will be donated to my Mayoral Charity, The Mary Peters Trust.”

Hundreds of twinkling lanterns created by young people will add to the Twilight glow.

Alderman Paul Porter, Chair of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Leisure and Community Development Committee, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to support community groups and festive events that provide so much colour and excitement to our region, while building civic pride and celebrating our diversity.”

A Pop-Up Café featuring food from local restaurants will also provide delicious comfort food to revive Halloween spirits.

Entry to Twilight Nights by Fairy Light on Fri 30 Oct is by wristband only. Advance purchase is necessary. Wristbands priced at £1 each (max 6 per person), are on sale from Wed 21 Oct, 6 – 9pm from ISLAND Arts Centre and Dundonald International Ice-Bowl. Capacity to the event is limited and wristbands are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Young people aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult when purchasing wristbands and attending the event.

For safety reasons, Wallace Park will be closed to public access from 5pm on Fri 30 Oct in advance of that evening’s event. Entry to Wallace Park is via the Belfast Rd & Magheralave Rd entrances. Gates open from 7pm on Fri 30 Oct 2015. Assistance Dogs only will be permitted to the park. As this is an outdoor event please wrap up warm and dress according to weather conditions on the evening.

Twilight Nights by Fairy Light is a popular event and attracts large crowds. We would encourage everybody attending the event to use public transport where possible and to respect the needs of local residents. Please note parking restrictions will be in place and drivers are reminded that they should avoid parking anywhere where they may be blocking entrances to local residences or where they may be obstructing emergency access. There will be an area reserved at the Belfast Rd entrance car park of Wallace Park, permitting limited disabled car parking.

Other Blue Badge holders are advised to use available public, disabled car parking spaces.

For further information contact ISLAND Arts Centre on 028 92 509509 www.ISLANDartscentre.com