Illuminating Autumn at Sanders Park

Illuminating Autumn at Sanders Park

Sanders Park will be lighting up the dark winter nights later this month with a twinkling celebration of all thing’s autumn.

“Illuminating Autumn” will run slightly later this year from Thursday 17th and Friday 18th November and boasts a free light trail, music, and food stalls*, for all ages to enjoy, from 5pm until 9pm at Sanders Park.

The light trail will flow around the pathways in the centre of the park with the other entertainment and food stalls located around the café and car park area.

On Friday 18th visitors are also invited to join in with a lantern walk from 6pm, led by Moths at Work, a playful duo, and their illuminated roaming disco. To take part, just bring a lantern and join in the fun.

With increasing costs, security and public health issues in mind, council leaders made the decision to replace the usual bonfire evening with a free, sparkling celebration of Autumn.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure Services, Cllr Michael Thompson, said: “The illuminating autumn event is completely free and a great way to keep the family entertained in the run up to the busy festive period – which starts the following day with Bromsgrove’s Lights Switch On! It is also a more efficient use of public money, as well as being better for the environment, local wildlife, residents who struggle with traditional firework displays due to PTSD or other issues, and it’s a safer option for everyone attending.

“We’ve taken on board the comments from last year’s trial and have developed an even better offering this year. The light trail is set to be beautiful, and the lantern parade headed up by Moths at Work looks very exciting.”

*Additional charges apply to purchase food from vendors.

Please note, outdoor performances and the light show is subject to change/cancellation due to adverse weather conditions or if the Government’s Covid19 advice changes.

For more information about the event go to and search Illuminating Autumn.

To book a stall or be a vendor at the event please contact the council’s events team on 01527 534030 or email .