Sound of Light
Sound of Light Procession
Fri 1st December 2017: 6pm-7pm
Sat 2nd December 2017: 6pm-7pm
Procession Route: Bishop Street > London Street, > Pump Street > Ferryquay Street > Shipquay Street > Castle Street > Magazine Street > Waterloo Street > Waterloo Place > finishing up in Guildhall Square.
Follow the ‘Sound of Light’ trail through the historic quarters of the old city. The trail will include light installations, live music, projections, performance throughout cultural venues and outdoor spaces upon and within the City Walls.
Now in its 3rd year, the Sound of Light Christmas Procession is something very special and a highlight of this year’s Christmas celebrations. Join us for this beautiful illuminated experience! The magical trail will feature colourful Christmas characters brought to life by production company LUXE.
The ‘Sound of Light’ procession this year is led by ‘the Keeper of the Forest’, the stick carrying woodsman / King Wenceslas character and his Six Golden Geese, who will weave around the city bringing light and sound to each of the city’s seven gates.
The procession, which heralds the advent of Christmas, will include fairy tale images, a Giant Snowflake, the Snow Queen and her entourage of Snow Angels, a Sugar Plum fairy hanging from a bauble and a Snowman surrounded by a snow storm of light. It will also include the Nutcracker Prince, a flying Fairground Horse and a troupe of Dancing Christmas Stars.
As the procession winds its way through the city a choir singing carols, seasonal songs and accompanied by ten families carrying special Christmas lanterns will greet the procession at each of the city gates in turn – Bishop’s, London, Ferryquay, Butcher, Castle, Magazine and Shipquay – with a seasonal blessing of light and song.
In the Diamond, which will be filled with Illuminated Winter Palace sculptures and Giant Festive Candelabras, the Inishowen Gospel Choir and fairy tale procession will come together in celebratory performance. Again on the Guildhall steps, surrounded by Giant illuminated candle sculptures, the gospel choir will greet the fairy tale procession for a finale of sound, light and song – blessing the city and the advent of Christmas.
The ‘Sound of Light’ procession will leave from Bishop Street car park at 6pm on Friday 1st December and 6pm on Saturday 2nd December, making its way through the Cathedral Quarter, then via Pump Street and Ferryquay Street down through the city centre to Waterloo Street, before finishing up in Guildhall Square.
The Friday procession will be a smaller special preview trail taking the same route through the town to prepare for Saturday’s Seasonal Spectacle. Join the procession at any or all of the gates, the Diamond or Guildhall Square to welcome the spirit of Christmas into the city.
Sound of Light Procession 2017