The autumnal night-time spectacular runs until October 27- you can purchase tickets here.
The122nd Matlock Bath Illuminations season kicked off with a bang on Saturday. Derbyshire Dales District Council launched the popular annual event with a spectacular fireworks display. Council leader Garry Purdy said: As a council we are immensely proud of this fabulous annual tradition dating way back to Queen Victorias diamond jubilee in 1897." The Illuminations attracted well over 100,000 visitors to Matlock Bath last year, extending the tourist season and providing a massive boost to the local economy." As always, we hope the weather is kind to us throughout the 2019 season to hopefully guarantee excellent visitor numbers again. The Illuminations run every weekend until Sunday, October 27, with the Derwent Gardens and Lovers Walks bedecked with lights. There will be fireworks each Saturday and on the final Sunday, with themed Sundays for youngsters. Centre stage, as ever, will be the parade of illuminated boats, painstakingly created by members of the Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders Association. Advance tickets are now on sale, costing 5.50 or 6.50 for Saturdays and 4.50 or 5.50 for Sundays. Accompanied under-16s go free.