16 April 2024

Light show extravaganza comes to the coast

A spectacular light show will be coming to the Yorkshire coast this month.

The four-night event, funded by Yorkshire Coast BID, will see multiple laser-beam shows performed in a sequence at some of the most recognisable landmarks and lighthouses.

The shows will be taking place from 7pm until 9.30pm in 20-minute intervals, on December 2-3 and 9-10, with spectators from up to 25 miles expected to be able to see the lasers on a clear night.

Yorkshire Coast BID has identified that the best viewing spots are Withernsea Valley Gardens, as well as Filey country car park, Whitby Harbour, Flamborough Head car park, Scarborough seafront and Ravenscar.

Kerry Carruthers, chief executive of Yorkshire Coast BID, said: “We wanted to do an event that brought our incredible Yorkshire coast together and allowed everyone to celebrate the lead-up to Christmas.

“There are a number of incredible historical landmarks across the coast, and we wanted to showcase them by doing something a little different this year, which would support driving visitors to come and see our incredible coast in a new light.”

Tony Gill, managing director of Polestar Productions, said, “As a Yorkshire-based production company, we are very excited to create this unique event for the Yorkshire Coast BID, highlighting our iconic landmarks and celebrating Christmas. We believe it represents a first in creating a string of laser beacons stretching from Spurn to Whitby.”

People can also tune in live online via the Love Yorkshire Coast YouTube channel, and a video will be available after the event.