Three picturesque hill towns spanning the Lancashire-Yorkshire border amid the dramatic Pennine moors are to be lit up by a series of fiery events, with canal flotillas, giant puppets and flaming sculptures illuminating the already spectacular local landscape. The Valley of Lights kicks off in Todmorden on Saturday 24 November, before continuing with a Night Bike Light cycle ride from Todmorden to Mytholmroyd via Hebden Bridge (Thu 29 Nov), with further stop-offs in Hebden Bridge (Thu 29 Nov) and Mytholmroyd (Sat 1 Dec). Following this summer’s devastating flooding in the area, the event aims to celebrate the Upper Calder Valley, its people, its creativity, its uniqueness and its hundreds of small businesses. The Valley of Lights is timed to coincide with the Christmas lights switch on in each town, and a Handmade Parade featuring lanterns, music, performances, local crafts and foods, canal-side markets, massive light and fire sculptures and, importantly, offers and events from local businesses will all add to the feel good factor and festive cheer.

Until Sat 1 Dec, various locations, from 4pm, FREE,

Thu 29 Nov - Sat 1 Dec
Natalie Bradbury
Published on:
Wed 28 Nov 2012