Wearmouth Bridge will be lit up for Sunderland Illuminations 2019 this Friday

Sunderland’s Wearmouth Bridge and sea front lighting are set to light up the city to begin the Sunderland Illuminations 2019 event.

Yesterday, Sunderland City Council confirmed the installation of the lights is still on going.

The lights will be switched on in a matter of days but no official event will be taking place.

Sunderland Illuminations has seen the Wearmouth Bridge light up previously.

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    However, you will be able to spot them tomorrow evening if you are near to the city centre or the seafront.

    Sunderland City Council’s Assistant Director of Culture and Events, Victoria French, said: “Lighting at the seafront, Dame Dorothy Street and Wearmouth Bridge is all scheduled to be switched on by Friday, November 15.”

    Next week will see more lights hit the city as The Festival of Light heads to its new location.

    Installation of the sea front illumination lights is ongoing.

    Victoria added: “The Festival of Light, previously held in Roker Park, has moved to Mowbray Park in the city centre as part of the wider Christmas in Sunderland programme.

    “The festival will open next Thursday, November 21, until Sunday, December 22, every Thursday to Sunday. Thursday, November 21, also sees the Christmas Lights switch-on taking place from 6pm in Keel Square.”

    There will be no official event for the illumination lights switch on for the sea front and bridge.