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Burning the Clock

Sat Dec 21st 2019 at 18:30 until 20:00

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Experience a unique community event ‘Burning the Clock’ held on the 21st of December. The event brings the whole Brighton & Hove together to celebrate the shortest day of the year. Local people create willow lanterns and paper using kits. After parading via the town, people pass these lanterns into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach as a token of the year’s end.
Burning the Clock is also a time for reflection and thought, Who are we?, Where have we been?, What do we want for our city?.
Burning the Clock is a free event for the public that welcomes donation. If you would like to donate, you can do so on their website
In exchange for your donation, you can benefit from exclusive hand made personalised lanterns, VIP viewing tickets or The Burning the Clocks limited edition print by Graham Carter.


The parade starts from New Road at 6:30 pm, then moves to via North Street, Ship Street and East Street. It comes to Madeira Drive at approximately 7.15pm,  when lanterns are passed onto the bonfire. Then the fireworks begin and will take place on the beach with viewing from Madeira Drive and the Upper Terrace on Marine Parade. The event finishes at around 8 pm with loud music and pyrotechnics.
If you would like to take part in the parade, you can do so by purchasing a lantern kit. The kit includes parade wristbands.
Please don’t bring your home-made lanterns to the event as they would compromise safety.



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