8 of your beautiful pictures from this year's Sunderland Illuminations as festival enters final week

It's been a mesmerising month in Sunderland as the city welcomed its annual Illuminations and Festival of Light.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13 November, 2018, 11:55
Sunderland Illuminations is coming to the end of its 2018 run. The attraction launched in October, with thousands of families expected to attend over a month.

Before we know it, the celebration is entering its final week. And it's set to go out with a bang. A breathtaking firework display is set to take place on Sunday, from 6pm with the best views from Cliffe Park and along the seafront. As the closing evening draws closer, we wanted to share some of your own striking pictures from the Illuminations. Thanks to Jamie Allison, Mark Beadle, Louise Bennett, Alison Foster, Caitlin Johnson, Adam Taylor and Robin Taylor.

Sunderland Illuminations is coming to the end of its 2018 run. The attraction launched in October, with thousands of families expected to attend over a month.
Held every year, the Illuminations and Festival of Light aim to spread a little sparkle from St Peter's Church all along the seafront.
A popular attraction in Sunderland's annual calendar, tickets to the Illuminations and Festival of Light cost £2 this year. It was open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The installations and sparkling sights are popular with the whole family. Have you been to see them yet? This picture shows Andrew Foster on the top, then Matthew Foster, Annabelle Westmorland and Natalie Foster.

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Colourful characters always form a huge part of the Illuminations' displays. From aliens to Daleks and Disney, you're bound to spot someone you recognise. We love this shot of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
If you visit the Illuminations, you may also be able to spot Sunderland's newest landmarks - in miniature and in lights. Here's Northern Spire.
Sunderland Illuminations will close on Sunday (November 18) after a hugely successful year. What has been your favourite part of the display?
The first Sunderland Illuminations were held in 1935, but they were stopped after 1939 following the outbreak of the Second World War. The latest resurrection of the Illuminations came in 2012. Permission has now been given for the event to be staged every year for the next five years.