Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
1:00 AM 26th February 2024

East Coast ‘Light Night’ Set For Encore Tonight

Light Night, the dazzling spectacle that captivated the east coast last year, makes its 2024 debut tonight, marking the second year running that large swathes of Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby will hit the limelight!

From today until March 3rd, residents and visitors to the Yorkshire Coast will get the opportunity to see a spectacular laser show, every night between 7pm and 10pm, that promises to light up the skies in technicolour.

The idea behind the “Light Night” event series is to shine a light on iconic locations and landmarks across the Yorkshire Coast, with new laser locations added this year. The aim is to ‘connect’ the area using state-of-the-art technology.

On a clear night people from up to 25 miles away will be able to see the skies illuminated with lasers.

They are being hosted at:

Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Raven Hall Hotel, Ravenscar
South Bay, Scarborough
The Chalk Tower, Flamborough
The Forum, Bridlington
The Promenade, Withernsea

Light Night has been created by Yorkshire Coast BID in collaboration with Polestar Productions. to showcase the beauty of the Yorkshire Coast whilst also attracting visitors outside of the peak tourist season.

Kerry Carruthers, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Coast BID, said: “After the success of the pilot event, we wanted to bring it back with more lasers.

“There are so many incredible historic and cultural landmarks and viewpoints across the coast, that we see this as an event with great potential to keep evolving over future years to not only attract visitors to stay in the area, but also provide a free activity for residents to enjoy and a reminder for us all, about what the area is known for.

"From historic abbeys to the fishing industry and iconic lighthouses, we have it all, and we’d like to thank everyone who is playing a role in bringing this event to life.”

For those eager to catch the best views and make the most of this stunning event, detailed information about the shows and the ideal viewing locations can be found at

There will also be a series of viewing parties, more details of which are set to follow closer to the event.