We were delighted over 8,000 residents enjoyed our two Twilight Night events this year. The weather was ideal and it was great to also see thousands of thrill-seekers gathered in Lisburn City Centre to watch our Twilight Night parade.
The relaxed night on Wednesday offered plenty of Halloween thrills for those who are sensitive to noise and lights. Our young residents got to dance the evening away at our silent disco and take time out in the sensory bus as well as enjoy the enchanted light walkway.
Thursday evening kicked off with an bewitching parade led by ‘The Lips’, a playful trio of luminous, large scale, lip-synching divas, whose mouths have broken free from their bodies! They led the community lantern parade of over 900 representatives from local schools and community groups.
Pupils, parents and carers represented Ballycarrickmaddy Primary, Largymore Primary, Carr Primary, Brownlee Primary, Downshire Primary, Beechlawn School, Lisburn Central Primary, Stepping Stones, Damask Community Youth and Ballymacash Juniors Youth Club in the lantern parade.
The parade was an amazing start to the spooktacular fun in Wallace Park where residents enjoyed performances from Streetwise Community Circus, Lisburn Ukes and Ursula Burns. ISLAND Youth Theatre returned for exciting performances and were the perfect complement to the mischievous pop-up Halloween themed characters, dancers and musicians
Councillor Thomas Beckett, Community and Wellbeing Chairman said: “The parade was impressive and I had the pleasure of joining it at Wallace Park. It truly was brilliant to see thousands enjoy our Twilight Nights this year. Each evening performers playfully roamed through the crowds adding to the bewitching atmosphere. The fantastic fireworks and laser-light show was a fitting close to the Thursday evening. We are already looking forward to next Halloween.”
The Mayor’s charity, Cancer Fund for Children will receive a contribution from the ticket sales. Thank you to everyone who supported our event and helped this worthwhile charity!