Tickets to Durham City’s Lumiere lights festival will be available from later this month, it has been announced.
In 2015, the festival attracted more than 200,000 visitors, and made a total economic impact of £9.6million for the North East.
Its success means this year’s festival, which takes place from November 16 to 19, is again expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors from across the North East and beyond.
With so many people coming into this small medieval city, organisers say it is important that the flow of visitors is carefully managed so that everyone has the best possible experience.
Coun Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council, said: “Lumiere is a phenomenally popular event and we are proud to be hosting it for the fifth time.
“Understandably, with tens of thousands of people expected again, a vast amount of planning is undertaken over a long period of time.
“As a result next month’s festival looks set to be the greatest yet and every effort has been made to ensure the best possible festival experience.”
Tickets will be available from 10am on Tuesday, October 17.
Numbers will be limited to six festival tickets per household (across the festival not per night).
Up to six free tickets per household (subject to availability) may be collected in person at no charge from the following Durham County Council venues: Chester-le-Street Library, Stanley Library, Consett Library, Seaham Library, Peterlee Library, Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Crook Library, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Barnard Castle Library and the Gala Theatre in Durham City.
See www.durham.gov.uk/lumiere for further details including opening times.