Dec
21

Brighton: Burning The Clocks 2017 (38498)

Event Overview

For over two decades, Burning the Clocks has been a special date in Brighton’s calendar. Taking place on the winter solstice, this magical, unique procession brings wonder to the streets, with a stream of luminous lanterns and a spectacular 2,000-strong parade.

For photos and info see the organiser's website.

When the winter carnival has wound its way to the beach, people pass their handmade paper and willow lanterns – filled symbolically with their hopes and dreams – into a blazing bonfire and prepare for the spectacular fire show and firework display.

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For over two decades, Burning the Clocks has been a special date in Brighton’s calendar. Taking place on the winter solstice, this magical, unique procession brings wonder to the streets, with a stream of luminous lanterns and a spectacular 2,000-strong parade.

For photos and info see the organiser's website.

When the winter carnival has wound its way to the beach, people pass their handmade paper and willow lanterns – filled symbolically with their hopes and dreams – into a blazing bonfire and prepare for the spectacular fire show and firework display.

Held on the shortest day (longest night) of the year, this growing tradition marks the passing of time by ‘burning the clocks’ and welcoming in the new sun. With over 20,000 spectators, this popular event turns the spotlight away from the more commercial side of Christmas and lights up the darkest of winter nights.

Itinerary

We will meet at Brighton station at 6pm and then head down to the seafront, finding ourselves a suitable vantage point to see the parade, the bonfire and the fireworks (all weather-dependant of course).

The event is scheduled to end at 8pm after which we might just happen to find ourselves in a local pub for a drink or two.

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Food & Drink

If possible, please eat beforehand although food will be available from various outlets along the way. Please bring a small bottle of water too.

Meeting & Times

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what to bring

Please dress warmly - we will be standing around in the open air on the seashore.

how much will it cost?

The event is free but the organisers rely on public donations to keep it going. If you can, please bring some spare cash to donate to those taking part.


Event Reference No:
38498