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ENTER A WORLD OF COLOUR AND LIGHT.

Bright Nights is a series of incredible light installations and events across the city of Gloucester, offering hope, light and connection during the darkest time of the year.

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RECENT EVENTS

  • The Tree of Light
    The Tree of Light
    Sat, 18 Nov
    Kings Square
    18 Nov 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    Kings Square, Kings Square, Gloucester GL1 1RP, UK
    18 Nov 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    Kings Square, Kings Square, Gloucester GL1 1RP, UK
    Watch the illumination ceremony of this huge tree adorned with thousands of lights. A symbol to bring hope and light at the darkest time of year.
  • Gloucester Lantern Procession & Christmas Lights Switch-On
    Gloucester Lantern Procession & Christmas Lights Switch-On
    Sat, 18 Nov
    Across the City Centre
    18 Nov 2023, 16:30 – 18:30
    Across the City Centre, Southgate St, Gloucester GL1, UK
    18 Nov 2023, 16:30 – 18:30
    Across the City Centre, Southgate St, Gloucester GL1, UK
    Step into the 12 Days of Christmas with this year's Lantern Procession and Christmas Lights Switch-On, with entertainment, music and activities for all the family.
  • Love in Kings Square
    Love in Kings Square
    Sat, 18 Nov
    Kings Square
    18 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 18:00
    Kings Square, Kings Square, Gloucester GL1 1RP, UK
    18 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 18:00
    Kings Square, Kings Square, Gloucester GL1 1RP, UK
    Free festive activities and a huge twelve-metre illuminated beating heart, with a spectacular aerialist show inside it!
  • Make Your Own Lanterns
    Make Your Own Lanterns
    Sat, 18 Nov
    Eastgate Shopping Centre
    18 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 16:00
    Eastgate Shopping Centre, 22 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1PA, UK
    18 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 16:00
    Eastgate Shopping Centre, 22 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1PA, UK
    Make your perfect lantern for this year's Lantern Procession.
  • We Are Gathered Here
    We Are Gathered Here
    Fri, 20 Oct
    St Nicholas' Church
    20 Oct 2023, 11:00 – 28 Oct 2023, 19:00
    St Nicholas' Church, St Nicholas' Church, Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2PG, UK
    20 Oct 2023, 11:00 – 28 Oct 2023, 19:00
    St Nicholas' Church, St Nicholas' Church, Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2PG, UK
    An unusual and atmospheric art installation will be available to view in the beautiful ancient St Nicholas' Church.
  • Bright Nights Recommends: Light Eternal
    Bright Nights Recommends: Light Eternal
    Thu, 19 Oct
    Gloucester Cathedral
    19 Oct 2023, 18:15 – 28 Oct 2023, 22:00
    Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Grn, Gloucester GL1 2LX, UK
    19 Oct 2023, 18:15 – 28 Oct 2023, 22:00
    Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Grn, Gloucester GL1 2LX, UK
    Experience Gloucester Cathedral as you've never seen it before with an incredible new light show commissioned for this incredible building.
  • Windows Through Time
    Windows Through Time
    Thu, 19 Oct
    Across Westgate Street
    19 Oct 2023, 16:00 – 26 Oct 2023, 15:50
    Across Westgate Street, Westgate St, Gloucester GL1, UK
    19 Oct 2023, 16:00 – 26 Oct 2023, 15:50
    Across Westgate Street, Westgate St, Gloucester GL1, UK
    Experience the history of Westgate Street with this immersive light installation by renowned light artist Jack Wimperis.

CHECK OUT PREVIOUS BRIGHT NIGHTS

We've been bringing light-based art to Gloucester since 2020, with thousands of families mesmerised and entertained by our installations and events.

Tap the images to see some of our previous events, or watch the video, to get a flavour of what you'll experience.

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