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Stockton-on-Tees’ feature lighting schedule

Our Feature Lighting programme is agreed annually and runs January – December. It includes lighting of the Riverside, Newport Bridge and Town Centre lighting columns / fountain lights. The annual Feature Lighting programme details a select group of nationally recognised commemoration days, including those of a particular relevance and significance for Stockton Council.

The following programme for 2021 was agreed by Cabinet Members:




Wednesday 27 January

  Holocaust Memorial Day


Monday 1 February                   

  LGBT+ History Month


 Thursday 4 February

  World Cancer Day


 Monday 22 February

  Fairtrade Fortnight


 Monday 8 March 

  International Women's Day


 Saturday 27 March

  Earth Hour (8.30pm-9.30pm)

 Switched off

Friday 2 April

  Autism Acceptance Day


 Friday 23 April

  St George's Day


Wednesday 5 May

  Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week


 Monday 17 May

  National Dementia Action Week


 Tuesday 1 June

  National Volunteering Week


 Monday 7 June

  National Carers Week


Saturday 26 June

  Armed Forces Day


 Saturday 4 September

 World Sexual Health Awareness Day


 Friday 1 October



 Saturday 9 October

  Baby Loss Awareness Week


 Sunday 10 October 

  World Mental Health Day


 Friday 22 October

  Show Racism the Red Card


 Thursday 11 November

  Remembrance Day


Sunday 14 November

  World Diabetes Day


Thursday 25 November

 International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women 


Friday 3 December Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day


The Lighting dates will normally be the only pre-set commemoration or campaign days with which we align our lighting schemes. We may agree to periodic responsive lighting changes, however these are expected to be limited as they would only happen in response to a major event/incident, which has a profound impact on the general public.

Please note that we will consider lighting requests from members of the public, community groups, charities etc. Please complete a request form and email it to our Events Team: [email protected]. These requests will only be reviewed for the following year's programme and due to the number of requests received we cannot guarantee that requests will be approved.