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Burning the Clocks ** 21 Dec 2015 ** Brighton


Burning the Clocks is a unique community event created by Same Sky that brings the whole city together to mark the shortest day. Local people make their own paper and willow lanterns and after processing through the city, they pass them into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach, as a token of the year’s end.

Burning the Clocks is a lively celebration of the turning of the year but also a time for reflection and thought, who are we? Where have we been? Where are we going? What do we want for our City?

Burning the Clocks is a free spectator event.

Monday 21st December 2015


The parade leaves from New Road at 6.30pm and arrives at Madeira Drive at approximately 7.15pm, when lanterns are passed onto the bonfire and the fireshow begins. The event finishes at around 8pm.

The parade makes its way through North Street, Ship Street, East Street, onto the seafront and along to Madeira Drive for the finale.

The fireshow will take place on the beach with viewing from Madeira Drive and the Upper Terrace on Marine Parade. The finale will contain loud music and pyrotechnics.

If you would like to take part in the parade, please purchase a lantern kit which includes parade wristbands. Participants are asked to arrive promptly at the Corn Exchange at 4.30pm to have their lanterns lit and be lined up safely.

Same Sky’s policy is that the event will go ahead, regardless of the weather, as long as it’s safe. However, we reserve the right to cancel the event on safety grounds in the case of extreme weather conditions. If there are any updates or changes to the event they will be noted on this page and also on our facebook page.

Lantern making kits are on sale now from The Wood Store, The Book Nook and The Royal Pavilion shop. Each kit costs £22 and contains all the materials you will need to make two of our beautiful star lanterns, the kit includes four wrist bands which allow you to join our parade and gain entrance to the special viewing area on Madeira Drive to watch the fireshow.

Banner (1)The Burning the Clocks 2015 Limited Edition Print ‘The Cosmos’ by local artist Graham Carter is on sale now, for more info and to see this stunning print, click here.

Burning the Clocks takes place on the 21st of December each year.

December 21, 2015 
Where: Marine Parade
Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove

For more information visit Burning the Clocks | Same Sky


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