Barnsley Bright Nights

Barnsley Bright Nites



Barnsley Bright Nights


Barnsley Bright Nights is a two-day winter lights festival featuring illuminating artworks, performances and happenings across the thriving town centre.

Started in 2018, the festival is now an established highlight of Barnsley’s award-winning town centre cultural events programme.

Attracting live audiences of over 25,000 people the event starts with a luminous spectacle in The Glass Works Square.

Take the light art trail and discover works by local, regional and national artworks at cultural venues across the town centre. The festival finishes with a big illuminated parade with specially commissioned artworks and community groups taking to the streets.

Barnsley Bright Nights is delivered by Barnsley Council’s Arts & Events team with partners Barnsley College, The Glass Works, Barnsley Museums, Barnsley Civic, Barnsley Libraries and The Seam.