THE VALLEY OF LIGHTS is a big event to celebrate the Upper Calder Valley, its people, its creativity, its uniqueness and its hundreds of small businesses. It includes the towns of Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Events are staggered across 10 days to coincide with the Christmas lights switch on and events in each town.
– you rocked! Saturday was amazing & the town was heaving! See some of the great photos below.
HEBDEN BRIDGE – THURSDAY 29TH NOV.
which will include……
NIGHT BIKE LIGHT RIDE – THURSDAY 29TH NOV. (200 bikes all lit up in LEDs!).
(TODMORDEN to MYTHOLMROYD via HEBDEN)
6:30pm Bramsche Square, Todmorden
7:15pm Todmorden to Heben Bridge
8:15pm Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd
cyclist will be stopping at Watergate Car Park in Hebden, then onto The Dusty Miller in Mytholmroyd (for their grand re-opening after the floods).
MYTHOLMROYD – SATURDAY 1ST DEC.
5:00pm Christmas Lights Switch On
5:45pm Lantern Parade
6:30pm Fire Finale
7 to 9pm Street Performances
4-9:00 Night Market and Canal Boat Light Flotilla
AND WHAT YOU MISSED!
TODMORDEN – SATURDAY 24TH NOV.
WOW! WHAT A NIGHT!!!! AN AMAZING TURN OUT FOR AN INCREDIBLE SPECTACLE. THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED.
HERE’S A FEW PICS FOR YOU TO GET AN IDEA OF HOW IT ALL WENT. Todmorden was HEAVING on the night, with a heck of a lot of very happy people. Thanks to all who came, all who performed, all who volunteered and all who ‘Oohed & Ahhhed!”. A more detailed write up coming soon. Next Up HEBDEN BRIDGE. Be there or be…. missing out!
There will be three Big Celebration Nights, one for each town, where the famous Handmade Parade will create a huge spectacle through the town centres with lantern parades, music, performance, massive light & fire sculptures and just about as much fun as you can cram into one night!
Todmorden events will be held on Saturday 24th November, Hebden Bridge on Thursday 29th November & Mytholmroyd on Saturday 1st December. Business offers and events will also be happening throughout the whole time.
Handmade Parade, local experts in celebration art, are lighting the fuse on some spectacular lantern processions and fiery finales in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.
Lantern Puppet by Andrew Kim for The Lantern Company, photo by Dave Holden