Doing the light thing as festival is extended till next weekend

A fire and light spectacular is proving to be a hot ticket.

Illuminight, being held in Kilmarnock’s Dean Castle Country Park, has seen thousands of visitors enjoying the event over the opening weekend and over 12,500 tickets already snapped up for the run.

Due to popular demand, new family-friendly sessions have been added to Illuminight each weekend until Sunday, November 19.
Illuminight is a magical experience for all the family with stunning visuals, state of the art lighting installations and music showing the Country Park in a whole new light.

Visitors can enjoy fantastic light shows and illuminated stories as they walk along the 1.5km trail through the historic woodlands discovering guiding planets, a time travelling tunnel and hidden patterns and shapes amongst the trees.

Illuminight at Dean Castle

They can create their very own unique light show alongside the illuminated Kilmarnock Water and lure imaginary creatures out to play in the sensory fairy woodland. Showpiece fire and light spectaculars can be found at the Old Quarry Pond and in the grand finale in the Courtyard of Dean Castle itself.

Councillor Elena Whitham, chair of East Ayrshire Leisure, said: ‘Illuminight is a fantastic way to celebrate the reopening of Dean Castle Country Park and a real boost for the country park and the town to play host to such an event.

‘We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep and are honoured that Unique Events and Black Light have chosen to work with us after having worked on other prestigious displays including Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the new Queensferry Crossing official opening.

‘I encourage all of our visitors to share their experience of this amazing spectacle and spread the word helping put Kilmarnock firmly on the tourism map.’

The event runs until Sunday, November 19, every night except Mondays, and a number of the allocated time slots are already sold out.

Illuminight has been a success with its visitors

Due to popular demand, new sessions have been added every Friday at 5.30pm and 5.45pm, and every Saturday and Sunday at 5.00pm, 5.15pm, 5.30pm and 5.45pm. Full details of available sessions can be found at

Tickets are on sale from or by telephone on 0844 573 8455. Full price tickets are £12 (including all fees), children’s tickets are £6 (including all fees). Family and group tickets are also available.

Illuminight forms part of the celebrations for the re-opening of the famous Kilmarnock attraction, following a multi-million pound restoration and renovation project.