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Visitor Information

Proving popular with visitors across the city every year we would advise that you arrive on foot or use public transport, leaving plenty of time to travel so you make it in time for the displays. If you need any travel information or advice – please visit merseytravel.gov.uk and merseyrail.org.

  • It can often be cold on the waterfront so don’t forget to wrap up warm and plan your visit
  • Dogs can often be frightened of fireworks so please don’t bring them to the display
  • Please don’t bring your own fireworks, sparklers or Chinese Lanterns
  • Please don’t leave any potentially flammable material lying around, and do not give any timber or combustible materials to young people for use on bonfires

More information to help you enjoy the event can be found below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us

Safety Information

If you’re attending the River of Light event, or another fireworks display it’s very important that you stay safe. Staff from the city’s five NHS Walk In Centres are urging parents to be extra vigilant in keeping themselves and their children safe from unnecessary firework related injuries, ahead of Bonfire Night on 5 November.

Those at greater risk of serious injury from burns are young children, especially those under the age of 5, since their skin is far more sensitive.

Walk-in Centre nursing staff are offering advice to members of the public on how to safely and effectively treat minor burn injuries at home. Please visit the Liverpool Community Health website here.

Viewing Areas

To help you find your way around the River of Light event, please view the above map which highlights the best areas to see the fireworks and hear the accompanying music, along with all the pre-show entertainment.

In the pink area you will be able to see the fireworks and hear the accompanying music. In the green area you will still have a great view of the fireworks but you will not be able to hear any music – this is recommended for anyone who like a quieter fireworks display!

Travel Information

If you are heading to the Liverpool or Wirral River of Light Firework Displays, there are lots of different ways that you can travel to the event – and we’ve put together a dedicated travel page for all you need to know.

When travelling around the Liverpool or Wirral waterfront please THINK! about road safety at all times, especially with little one’s in mind. Some helpful road safety advice can be found here.

Road Closures

Due to the nature of the River of Light event, there will be planned road closures in Liverpool on the 5th November 2017 and these will be as follows:

There will be a number of road closures throughout Pier Head, Canada Boulevard, Water Street, Brunswick Street, St Nicholas Place and Mann Island.

Princes Parade will be closed.

Albert Dock entrance will be closed. In the event of full capacity the Gower Street entrance/exit will close.

Kings Wharf will be closed to traffic in both directions.

The Strand will be closed from 5pm – 7pm between Liver Street and Chapel Street. Liverpool ONE Q-Park will be accessible via James Street only. Once Q-Park is full, all access to The Strand will be suspended until re-opening.

Access will still be in place for residents and businesses.

Any changes to or additional closures in the wider city area can be found here.

Parking Information

There are many car parks available in and around the Liverpool waterfront. Please be aware, however, that our planned road closures may affect car park access. For further information and rates, please visit:

NCP: The Strand

Liverpool ONE: Q-Park

Echo Arena Car Park

Albert Dock (please note spaces are very limited)

Princes Dock

Accommodation

Whatever your style or budget there is something to suit all tastes. For all your accommodation needs whilst staying in the area check out visitliverpool.com or visitwirral.com.