For the first time, we used a ticketing system for the central peninsula between 4.30 - 7.30pm.
Here's how the system worked:
To allow visitors to have a safe and enjoyable experience, the festival organisers in consultation with Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary, decided to implement a priority ticketing system solely for the central peninsula area this year during the busiest part of the evening, between 4.30 and 7.30pm.
The priority tickets were very popular and sold out quickly. However there was lots to see outside this area and you didn't need a ticket after 7.30pm.
Only 11 of the event’s 27 installations were located within the restricted area, with some of the most exciting works situated outside the ticketed area:
Solar Equation – Calman Learning Centre, Durham University Science Site, South Rd
I – Bill Bryson Library, Durham University Science Site, South Rd
Keyframes – former Durham Miners
Guardian Angels – North Road Roundabout
Greenhouse Effect – Old Elvet
Infinity – The Gates Shopping Centre
Platonic Spin – Crown Court Gardens
Litre of Light – Walkergate
El Sol – Durham Light Infantry Museum
Fête – The Sands
Stained Glass Cars: Park & Rides at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands
Helvetictoc – Clayport Library
Volume Unit – Milburngate House, Framwellgate Waterside
Sanctuary – St Oswald’s Churchyard
Lumiere installations inside the central area – no ticket required after 7.30pm
Crown of Light – Durham Cathedral
[M]ondes – Durham Cathedral and The College
Dresses – Durham Cathedral Cloisters
The Other Side of The Wall – Galilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral
Aquarium – Marketplace
The Consumerist Christmas Tree – Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
Elephantastic – Framwellgate Bridge
A Place Beyond Belief – Saddler Street
Where is the Central Area?
View a map of the Central Area.