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Illumine: Light Up Wakefield

Calendar Icon Fri 24 Nov 2023 - Sun 26 Nov 2023
Clock 17:00 - 18:00
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Join the National Coal Mining Museum for their Christmas launch as they light up the Museum for a bumper weekend of Illumine festive fun. The man with the bag, Santa returns to collect coal for his stockings, and to kick off his grotto meetings with lucky visitors Underground (pre-bookable – more information here).


Over the weekend you can enjoy pop-up activities around the site, brass band and choir performances, plus plenty of festive treats and food. Families are invited to get crafty and join in our lantern-making workshops over the weekend ready for Sunday evening’s unmissable lantern parade to close the festivities.


Throughout the weekend’s festivities, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of tasty food and drink. Our Shop will also be stocked with plenty of Christmas gift ideas and treats for all ages.


Friday 24 November | Illumine launch event | 4pm-8pm


4pm – Event opens

Throughout the evening:

Makers’ Shed – Lantern Making Workshops – Learning Space @ The Hub

Living History Performances – Parkinson’s Yard, Mining Lives Gallery @ The Hub

4:45pm – Choir @ Pit Yard

5:30pm – Brass Band @ Pit Yard

6pm – Light Up starts and Santa Arrives

6:30pm – Photo opportunities with Santa

6:45pm – Brass Band

8pm – Site closes


Saturday 25 November | All day


10am – Site Opens and Santa Underground sessions begin

Throughout the day:

Makers’ Shed – Lantern Making Workshops – Learning Space @ The Hub

Living History Performances – Parkinson’s Yard, Mining Lives Gallery @ The Hub

1pm – 4.45pm – Brass Band performances @ Pit Yard

4pm – Light Up of buildings

6pm – Site closes


Sunday 26 November | All day, 4pm for carols at Hope Pit, ready for the Lantern Parade at 5pm


10am – Site Opens and Santa Underground sessions begin

Throughout the day:

Makers’ Shed – Lantern Making Workshops – Learning Space @ The Hub (until 3:30pm)

Living History Performances – Parkinson’s Yard, Mining Lives Gallery @ The Hub

1pm – 4pm – Brass Band performances @ Pit Yard

3:30pm – Lantern pick-up opens @ Hope Pit

4pm – Light Up of buildings

4:15pm – Carols @ Hope Pit

5pm – Lantern Parade led by Brass Band

5:30pm – Brass Band @ Pit Yard

6pm – Fire artist performance @ Pit Yard

8pm – Site closes


Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Parent And Baby
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Event sessions

Illumine: Light Up Wakefield

Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH

Phone

01924848806

Email

info@ncm.org.uk

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