Brighton: Burning The Clocks 2017
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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.
What to bring
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.