River of Light is almost here!

The River of Light event is nearly here and we want to make sure you have the full low down on what’s happening where!

This Bonfire Night, Liverpool and Wirral are once again joining forces to create incredible visual and music displays that are perfect for all ages and even better FREE. One of UK’s most successful firework companies Titanium Fireworks will take the helm, and the skies above the River Mersey will be lit up in a way that has never been seen before at this year’s event.

Pre-show activities will begin at 4pm on both sides of the water, with a host of family fun to keep you entertained in the lead up to the main event when the fireworks start at 6.30pm.


River of Light Map

A handy map has been created which highlights the best areas to view the fireworks and hear the accompanying soundtrack, along with locations of all the family activities, street entertainment and food and drink stalls. To view the interactive map click here.


Pre Show Entertainment

If you’re on the lookout for some fun and frivolity ahead of the main event of the evening when the fireworks start at 6.30pm on both sides of the water, then search no further.

From 4pm until 6.30pm we have a whole host of exciting street entertainment and family fun planned to keep you amused. For more details check out our What’s On in Liverpool page here and What’s On In Wirral page here



There will be lots of hustle and bustle along the Liverpool and Wirral waterfronts throughout the evening so why not take advantage of the public transport on offer.

Merseyrail has a fabulous Family Day Ticket, which is valid for a family of up to 5 people and costs just £11! Tickets cover children aged 5-15, travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

Regular train services run to 67 stations across Merseyside and you can plan your journey here or download their handy app.

If you are planning on getting to the event by bus, then don’t forget to check out Merseytravel’s handy journey planner here too.

To help you arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy the event, please plan your journey in advance.


Road Closures

Road closures will be in place on the evening of Sunday 5 November as part of the River of Light event. To see if this will impact on your journey please click here.



The River of Light team want to make sure you have a happy and safe time. Please look after one another, especially the little ones and leave the pooches at home along with any sparklers and Chinese Lanterns you may have.

Liverpool Waterfront