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Celebrating the diverse and thriving creativity of Leeds, Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival that takes over Leeds city centre for two nights in October. Starting in 2005, the event has grown year on year and in 2016 was enjoyed by around 80,000 people.


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Leeds civic hallThis year, Light Night Leeds celebrates the city of Leeds and its people, starting with a vibrant illuminated parade led by the fabulous Leeds West Indian Carnival as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, and with over 40 events across the city centre.

Check out this year’s events and follow us on our social media accounts for all the latest news.

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You can help keep Light Night Leeds free by purchasing a brochure for just £2. Brochures will be available to buy at the event and at select venues from September. More details to follow soon.


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Light Night Leeds is proud to be a member of Light up the North, a network of seven light festivals taking place in seven cities across the North of England.

If you love Light Night Leeds and would like to attend more light festivals, find out more about our partners’ events here:

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