Spectacular show to switch on Christmas lights

The Dream Engine's The Diamond in Singapore

Bradford Council is set to stage an innovative outdoor show with stunning pyrotechnics and breathtaking aerial performances for its annual Christmas Lights Spectacular.

Internationally renowned British street theatre masters, The Dream Engine return to City Park with Heliosphere.

Beautiful acrobats suspended below two huge silver helium balloons will perform mesmerising routines whilst pyrotechnic specialists, External Combustion will light up the sky with powerful fireworks displays.

The Christmas Lights Spectacular will give local people an opportunity to experience a cutting edge piece which has never been seen in Bradford before.

In Dream Engine’s The Diamond, a giant translucent pod inflates magically lifting a cocooned artist into the air.

Once fully filled with air, the performer will execute a breathtaking aerial ribbon show set to an atmospheric soundtrack.

The Council has also organised some more traditional elements to the Christmas event.

Audiences will be encouraged to sing along to popular Christmas carols performed by Bradford Festival Choral Society and Priestthorpe Primary School children.

Bradford’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Joanne Dodds will lead the countdown for the Christmas lights to be switched on.

Funfair rides will be on offer along with a range of tasty delights from a range of food stalls.

The Christmas Lights Spectacular runs from 4:45pm to 5:45pm, Saturday 14 November in City Park, Bradford.

Admission is free.

Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Portfolio Holder for Education, Skills and Culture, said: “The annual Bradford’s Christmas Lights switch-on has a reputation for bringing something out of the ordinary to the city centre.

“This year’s performance sounds equally spectacular and breath-taking. It is sure to bring in the crowds.”

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