Event Calendar

Lights on the Lake 2020
As the sun sets hundreds of candles will be set adrift on the lake and illuminated lanterns will light the way.
Date: 05/03/2020 06:30 PM
Location: Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, York

Lights on the Lake 2020

Light up the lake at Rowntree Park this spring with candles and lanterns, each one representing someone special in your life. As the sun sets hundreds of candles will be set adrift on the lake and illuminated lanterns will light the way.

To dedicate a candle or paper lantern, please complete the online booking form and make a donation - suggested minimum is £5. Your donation will support the work of St Leonard’s and help us to continue to provide care to those in our community who are facing a life limiting illness. We hope you are able to join us at this very special event.

It is non-ticketed so please bring as many people with you as you wish. 

Meet at the main entrance on Terry Avenue at 6:30pm and everyone will make their way through the lanterns together on the way to the lake. 

Please note that parking is very limited on-site and disabled guests will have priority parking so unless you need to park close by, please make alternative arrangements.

Here are some suggestions of parking nearby:

Bishopthorpe Road Car Park (limited spaces) - 0.5 miles away

St George's Field Car Park - 0.6 miles away

Nunnery Lane Car Park - 0.7 miles away

Please note: We don't use sky lanterns, and all lily pads and candles are collected in afterwards and are mostly reusable. Last year we collected them in immediately after the event, washed them all down and are re-using them this year to minimise the impact on the environment. We also visited the park the next morning in daylight to ensure we hadn't left anything behind, with the help of the Friends of Rowntree Park.