West End Lights
Lincoln West End Lights is one night in the year when we turn the front of our houses into film screens and light up the streets with images, moving shadows and short films to delight and enchant residents and surprised passersby.
It started on a cold winter’s night in December 2010. The West End of Lincoln was unusually quiet. Its streets closed to traffic because of a deep covering of snow but from nine houses lights shone out into the winter’s night. Those who braved the ice and cold saw an angel flying in York Avenue and a Lincolnshire Boggart hiding his treasures in Moor Street.
In 2011 films, shadow plays, lanterns and words glowed from 26 houses. Families collected on corners to watch shoals of fish dancing, stories unfolding before them and fleeting images from Lincoln’s past appear and melt away.
West End Lights (hopefully) will return in December 2021 as it has been known
Unfortunately, Lincoln West End Lights 2020 could not take place in its usual shape and form due to the COVID-19 cannot take place in its usual shape and form this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But for December 2021, we are very hopeful to return to the format we are familiar with: Light up our houses and have a stroll around. As the Lincoln Christmas Market 2021 is scheduled to take place 2-5 December 2021, the plan is for West End Lights to take place on December 3rd, 2021, 17:00-21:00, to be confirmed.
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