Sunderland Illuminations returns from Thursday 5 October until Sunday 5 November, with lights from St Peters Church all along the newly regenerated seafront.
As well as feature lighting right along the seafront, the popular illuminated observation wheel will return to Cliffe Park and traditional fairground rides and quality catering concessions will run from Cliffe Park to Bede’s Cross.
Roker Park will be transformed into a Festival of Light, with a Disney theme. The Park will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 5 October to 5 November plus every night at half term, from 5pm – 10pm each night. Last entry into Roker Park will be 9.00pm.
Fireworks Closing Evening
Sunderland Illuminations 2017 come to an end in spectacular style with a firework extravaganza on Sunday 5 November at 6pm. Best viewing points will be from Cliffe Park and all along the seafront.
We will be running special service 101, from Thursday 5 October - Sunday 5 November on Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, plus every day during half term week (23-27 October)
Buses run every 20 minutes from Keel Square (north side bus stop near to St Mary’s Car Park) via the Wheatsheaf, Newcastle Road and Sea Road, and will drop off at Seaburn Tram Shelter. Return journeys will be from any bus stop on the sea front starting at the Tram Shelter going southwards, and the bus will run towards Bungalow Café, along Harbour View and then back to Keel Square.
- £1.50 per adult single trip
- £2.50 per adult return
- £1 single fare per journey for everyone aged 18 and under
All buses are wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Concessionary Passes and all other Network One or Go North East tickets/passes will not be valid.
View the special service 101 timetable using the button below.