Illuminate the Gardens is back for 2018!

6 September 2018, 14:02 | Updated: 1 October 2018, 15:19

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The fantastic fireworks and lighting show is returning to Sheffield’s iconic Botanical Gardens in the run up to Bonfire Night, this year running across three nights on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018. The demand for tickets last year was huge, with all 10,000 tickets selling out.

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This year, the event is promising a much improved layout, a bigger range of street food traders, improved signage and lighting on the smaller walkways, more spectacular lighting and EVEN BETTER fireworks! If you saw the displays in 2017, you may be questioning how on earth this is possible! The team from Optimum Fireworks have been working all year to devise a show that is going to knock your socks off, this time synchronised to music for maximum impact. All this alongside vintage fairground rides, free kids activities, licensed bar stocked by the best local breweries and other great features to be announced over the coming weeks.

Tickets will be available to purchase online from mid September with an exclusive run of super early bird tickets made available to mailing list members (you can sign up on their website at There will be a limited run of early bird tickets on general release priced at £8.50 adult / £4.50 child / £20 family and standard tickets will be £10 adult / £5 child.

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