It has been an event that has absolutely lit up Lynn this year, and now the Lumiere is going out with a real bang with its Christmas show.
Townsfolk are enjoying six new lightshows on the landmarks around the town that have been part of the Lumiere sites.
The buildings have been lit up every evening since March as part of the Interreg IV funded cross-Channel Art, Cities & Landscape project between the West Norfolk Council and the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens.
The six sites are: St Nicholas’ Chapel, 1-3 Tuesday Market Place, the Custom House, King’s Lynn Minster, 18 New Conduit Street, and Greyfriars Tower.
The original shows were due to end at the end of October but proved so popular they have been extended.
St Nicks’ is be illuminated by a new Christmas-themed projection designed by Shantidas Riedacker.
The Minster hosts a new Christmas-themed projection by Julia Dantonnet. Greyfriars Toweris lit up by a new Christmas-themed projection by Halida Boughriet.
‘Savages’, another light show by Julia Dantonnet, makes a return to the Custom House for the festive period. This popular light show celebrates the life and work of Frederick Savage, pioneering engineer, maker of fairground machinery, and 19th-century Lynn resident.
An excerpt from the classic Disney film ‘Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas’ is projected on to 1-3 Tuesday Market Place, and this one has sound, while 18 New Conduit Street is lit up by a clip from another Disney favourite, Frozen, also with sound.
These festive light shows are shown every evening from 5pm to 10pm until Wednesday, January 6, when the previous shows return.
And by the way, where King’s Lynn has trailed a path, London is now following with the news that next month they too will be staging a Lumiere.
That will be over 20 locations over four nights in and around the West End.
Well ... better late than never!