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River of Light Fireworks

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Liverpool and Wirral are joining forces to bring a special firework display to our amazing city!

The unforgettable display will celebrate Bonfire Night on Saturday 5th November with a fantastic display on the iconic River Mersey. Both Liverpool and Wirral Council have come together to stage an extraordinary celebration which will replace regular displays that are held at Sefton and Newsham Park.

Expect a fantastic display by the current British Fireworks Champion of Champions, as well as entertainment from world-renowned pyrotechnic drummers, Les Commandos Percu and Deabru Beltzak. These fantastic artists will parade along a city centre route in a breath-taking performance filled with music, light, and of course, fireworks! 

Joining the already amazing line-up are the Twister Aerobatic Team who are renowned for their ‘heart in the mouth’ aerial performances, which will see pyrotechnic effects stream from the wings of the aircrafts. The exciting aerial performance will start at approximately 4.40pm.

So join in on the celebrations and enjoy the River of Light from both sides of the river. For further information click here.  

Instagram Competition

We are giving away free travel for a month on the Merseyrail Network to one lucky winner! To enter the competition simply tag @merseyrail in your best photo from the River of Light. 

If you don't already follow Merseyrail on Instagram you can follow us here. We will pick our favourite photo and the winner will be contacted through direct message on Instagram.

The competition closes on Monday 7th November at 9am. So good luck and get tagging!  

Get to The River of Light with Merseyrail

Get there with a Family Day Ticket, it can be used for up to 2 adults and 3 children aged 5 to 15 and costs just £10! 

If two adults are travelling, up to three children enjoy FREE travel!

Or you can buy an All Zone Day Saver that costs just £5 for adults and £2.50 for Young People (aged 5 to 18) for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network.

The Day Saver and Family tickets are valid from 9.30am weekdays and can be used throughout the day on weekends for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network.

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Nearest Stations

If you're watching from Liverpool City Centre then your nearest station is James Street, which is a short walk away from the Waterfront for Wirral line services. Moorfields is a few minutes walk for Northern line services. If you're watching the fireworks from the Wirral side of the Mersey then your nearest station is Hamilton Square or New Brighton.

Moorfields

Liverpool, Merseyside L2 2BS

James Street

James St, Liverpool L2 7PQ

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Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.10 or less

A Merseyrail Day Saver is valid for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day weekends and bank holidays from just £3.80!

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A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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