Shining start to centenary celebrations with Welwyn Garden City light show

PUBLISHED: 17:33 20 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:06 23 January 2020

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - WGC Fountain.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - WGC Fountain. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Welwyn Garden City was lit up over the weekend as the centenary celebrations kicked off with a vibrant light display.

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Garden City Lights 2020, which took place on Friday and Saturday, was the first major centenary event of the year planned by Welwyn Garden City BID and the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation.

A series of iconic landmarks in the town were lit up, including the Coronation Fountain and the bandstand.

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - The official opening of the festival.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - The official opening of the festival. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Welwyn Garden City Town Centre Facebook page posted: "Thank you to everyone who braved the cold weather to attend our Garden City Lights event on Friday and Saturday.

"The feedback and images have been fantastic and has made us even more excited about our wonderful town's centenary year."

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - Children from the towns schools prepare for the lantern procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - Children from the towns schools prepare for the lantern procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Children from primary and secondary schools across Welwyn Garden City also paraded lanterns they created at school workshops.

The next event in the celebrations will be a Day of Dance on February 1 - which will feature performances from dance schools and groups from Welwyn Garden City at the Howard Centre from 10am to 4pm.

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - Children from the towns schools prepare for the lantern procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - Children from the towns schools prepare for the lantern procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - Children from the towns schools prepare for the lantern procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - Children from the towns schools prepare for the lantern procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - WGC 100.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - WGC 100. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - WGC 100.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - WGC 100. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - The official opening of the festival.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - The official opening of the festival. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Welwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools.


Picture: Karyn HaddonWelwyn Garden City Lights Festival - A procession of lanterns with children from the towns schools. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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