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Festival of Light 2021 - Spectator ticket

Sunday 12th Dec 2021, Northbrook Street

FREE (Pre-booking required)

All tickets for this event have now been booked. Please contact the Box Office to add your name to the waiting list.

The Festival of Light returns to Newbury in its traditional format this year, inviting participants of all ages to walk together with candlelit lanterns illuminating the winter night.

Transforming Newbury town centre into a twinkling wonderland, the procession will travel
along Northbrook Street before arriving in the Market Place with live music and festive atmosphere.

This year, in order to monitor capacity and to get in touch with participants directly regarding any changes to Government Covid Guidelines, we are asking everyone to book their spectator place to view the procession.

Part of the Corn Exchange’s annual programme of outdoor arts, the Festival of Light is presented by the Corn Exchange and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and funded by Greenham Trust and Arts Council England.

Duration: Procession starts at 6pm (candle fitting from 5pm)

The Route

The procession will begin at Northbrook Street and at 6pm you will walk together into the Market Place.


This event is suitable for all ages.

This event will take place in accordance with the latest government regulations.

  • Anyone attending a crowded place should take a lateral flow test on the day, only attending following a negative result.
  • Mask wearing is recommended if in close proximity with people you don’t know (even if outside)
  • Anyone who has been in close contact with known omicron infection should self-isolate for 10 days.
  • Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

The route is accessible to wheelchair users. Please let us know if you have any specific accessibility requirements by emailing us at boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk

Additional Info

The Festival of Light
is an outdoor event so please dress sensibly for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.