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Despite its inauspicious origins in the 16th century, Bonfire Night is nowadays an annual event of grand scale. Whether you’re a traditionalist or simply enjoy an excuse for mulled wine and sparklers (who doesn’t?), this November there will surely be an event to suit. Read on for our picks of the most impressive events across the country.


Edinburgh Meadowbank Stadium

Where: Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE

When: 6 – 8 pm Sunday 05 November

Booking: https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/news/fireworks

Edinburghs longest running firework display returns for 2017 at Meadowbank Stadium. This year, the fireworks display is set to a sci-fi theme; costumes are encouraged…


Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

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Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY

When: Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th November

Booking: https://alexandrapalacefireworks.seetickets.com/tour/alexandra-palace-fireworks-festival

As well as a firework display set to an unrivalled city vista, this year’s Festival also boasts a March of the Phoenix Parade, a Barvarian beer tent, street food and family area. Plus for those so inclined, the permanent ice rink will be open during the evening.


Lewes, East Sussex

Where: Lewes, East Sussex

When: Saturday 4th November

Booking Info: http://www.lewesbonfire.com/advance-fire-site-tickets

The biggest celebration in the UK, Lewes Bonfire Night has been celebrated in East Sussex since 1795. There are over 30 processions from six different bonfire societies. The grand processions start at 8pm followed by a firework display at around 9.30pm. Notably as this is not a council organised event, it is not recommended for children.


River of Light, Liverpool

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River of Light, Liverpool

Where: Wirral & Liverpool waterfronts

When: Sunday November 5th

Further Info: https://www.liverpool-one.com/events/river-light-2017/

With a soundtrack from The British Music Experience and a firework display located along the Mersey river waterfront, the second annual River of Light display is set to be no less spectacular than the first. The display is precursed by a carnival style parade that includes events such as Lantern Making workshops and a performance from the Wirral Samba drummers, making it a good choice for family friendly celebrations. 


Tar Barrels Festival, Devon

Where: Ottery St Mary, Devon town centre

When: Saturday 4th November

Further Info: http://www.tarbarrels.co.uk/

In the town of Ottery St Mary, traditional Bonfire Night celebrations take a more extreme turn, with the annual Tar Barrels festival. The tradition sees the towns residents set alight to wooden barrels lined with tar and run through the streets with them, culminating in the lighting of one of the biggest bonfires in the South West on the banks of the river Otter.


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Outfit Inspiration For Bonfire Night

Reversible Faux Shearling Coat  /  Cashmere Colour Block Jumper  /  Oiled Denim Jeans

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