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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:




 January 27

  Holocaust Memorial Day



  LGBT+ History Month


 February 4

  World Cancer Day


 February 22 - March 7 

  Fairtrade Fortnight


 March 8

  International Women's Day


 March 27

  Earth Hour (8.30pm-9.30pm)

 Switched off

 April 2

  Autism Acceptance Day


 April 23

  St George's Day


 May 4 - 9

  Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week


 May 11 - 17

  National Dementia Action Week


 June 1-7

  National Volunteering Week


 June 7 - 13

  National Carers Week


 June 26

  Armed Forces Day


 September 4

 World Sexual Health Awareness Day


 October 1



 October 9-15

  Baby Loss Awareness Week


 October 10

  World Mental Health Day


 October 15

  Show Racism the Red Card


 November 11

  Remembrance Day


 November 14

  World Diabetes Day


November 25

 International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women 


December 3 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.