It’s back for 2019!
The Lions Club of Reading have their annual Fireworks Spectacular at the ground of Reading City FC on Scours Lane (just off Oxford Road) in Reading on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
A spectacular fireworks display will light up the sky at 7pm
A family ticket purchased in advance is just £15 for up to 2 adults and 3 children (5-15 years old). Adult tickets are for everyone aged 16 years and older, and children’s tickets are for 5-15 year olds. Under 5s are admitted free of charge, and don’t require a ticket. Click here to buy tickets online.
Tickets purchased on the night will be more expensive, and are limited.
And there’s plenty to do before the fireworks display, with fairground rides, hot food and drink stalls and a licensed bar.
There’s further fun with face painting and other activities.
Gates are open at 5pm, and it’s best to arrive early, to give yourself plenty of time to get parked and on the site ahead of the fireworks.
And it’s easy to get to, with plenty of free parking available, as well as being on the Sky Blue 16 bus route from Reading Town Centre.
This always a very popular event, so to avoid disappointment book your tickets today.
West Reading Window Wanderland 2020 | 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020
This will be the second Window Wanderland accross the whole of West Reading.
The idea is to cheer up otherwise dark and cold evenings with fun and light, in the form of decorated windows, and an opportunity for the community to come together. People can walk with neighbours and friends to follow the window trail and explore their neighbourhod in a new light.
Last year, over 40 houses decorated their windows and hundreds of school children decorated their school windows at Wilson Primary, Battle School and Oxford Road Community School. Over one thousand people downloaded the map to follow the magical trail with friends and neighbours.
2020 will be even bigger and brighter. If you would like to find out more, or get involved by decorating your windows at home, at work, at school, at a nursery, at a business or organisation please sign up here and encourage your neighbours to get involved. This works so well if a lots of people take part on a street and then get together to see eachother’s windows. See how one street had fun doing this last year here.
The organisers will again be holding free workshops where they’ll provide materials, tools and people can swap ideas, tips and skills.
West Reading Window Wanderland 2020 | 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 from 6pm to 9pm. Please register or sign in to make a window.
Christmas Lights Switch On in Reading | Broad Street – 16 November
The lead up to Christmas officially begins in Reading this weekend as the lights are switched on around the town.
Starting from Santa arriving on a motorised bed to light up the town and Broad Street Mall with thousands of Christmas lights, three new trees sparkle at the station, in Broad Street and The Forbury
Music in Broad Street to accompany the Christmas lights switch on:-
Jive Aces 12.30 -2.30 (X Factor finalists)
RASPO (Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra) 3.00 – 5.00
Magical Extravaganza | 30 November 2019
Magical Christmas in Reading – Broad Street & Abbey Ruins
Part of Magical Christmas in Reading, join us for a day of entertainment in Broad Street and a night of music, boat trips, food, light and fireworks in the Abbey Ruins. With music from Ma Bessie, Dat Brass, Avenue and Flamenco Thief, a boat tour from Cast Iron Theatre and a lighting installation from Pif-Paf Theatre, all topped off with fireworks. This is sure to be a night to remember.
The event begins at 12:00 and runs until 18:00.
No alcohol on site. Bag searches will be in operation.
Please be aware that this is an outdoor event therefore open to the elements.