It’s back! This year’s Light Up Wakefield weekend invites you to see a spectacular trail of installations and experience the city in a whole new light! But that’s not all… Event partners are hosting festive activities including crafts, light installations, Santa’s Grotto, and much more!
THE RIDINGS SHOPPING CENTRE
For the first time, parking in the car park nearest to all the fun will be only 50p ALL DAY on Friday 17 and 50p ALL DAY on Sunday 19 November
Friday 2pm – 6pm
Free face painting, a chance to visit Santa, curated Christmas fayre by Little Hummingbird Events and Zen the Magician
Saturday 11am – 3pm
Free face painting
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Free face painting (11am – 3pm) and the Craft and Gift Fayre by KLH
Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm
Fantasy: Realms of Imagination. An exhibition celebrating fantasy worlds created by storytellers across the centuries.
Christmas Craft activities
Friday 4pm – 6pm
Make a stained glass bauble drop in activity
THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD
Friday 4pm – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm
FREE for Wakefield residents and under 18s – Drop-in creative workshops
Late Night Shopping
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 8pm
The Hepworth Wakefield’s shop will be open until 8pm for visitors to start their Christmas shopping
Find out more about The Hepworth Wakefield Light Up event here.
THE ART HOUSE
Friday & Saturday 4pm-8pm
Free family glow-in-the-dark activities, neon sculpture by Fred Tschida as well as late-night shopping at the Festive Makers Wonderland and festive and glow-up cocktails for the adults
Find out more here.
Friday 3pm – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm
Visit Santa’s grotto
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Amplify Winter Arts Festival – a weekend of new outdoor arts and film in a pop-up outdoor cinema which will culminate in a live light show on Sunday 17th. Food will be available from multiple vendors outside our amphitheatre and all activities will be open to the public with tickets available to purchase via: www.ticketor.com/capa.college
Friday 11am – 12pm, 1pm – 2pm
Sing along to light themed nursery rhymes, create your own light art and make a colourful lantern to take home
Saturday 11am – 3:30pm
Get hands on with light themed objects from our collections, create your own light art and make a colourful lantern to take home
WAKEFIELD SCULPTURE TRAIL
Explore a series of sculptures across the city
Find out more here.