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Town centre lighting

We've installed lighting on some of our most iconic town centre buildings to improve the look of the town. The lighting can be changed to different colours, so we're able to light up the buildings to recognise significant events.

If you'd like to request that the buildings are lit to celebrate or commemorate a specific event, you can send your request to civics@middlesbrough.gov.uk. Try to make your request as detailed as possible, and include some evidence that your event is for a recognised cause (for example, a website link).

Buildings which can be lit up include: Town Hall, Centre Square, Central Library, Dorman Museum, Zetland car park, and St. Hilda's bells (outside McDonald's on Linthorpe Road).

Please email at least 2 weeks before the date you'd like the lights on. If we're able to support your event, we'll contact you for more information.

Please note, we can only light the buildings for recognised events, like celebrations or national awareness days, and not personal events like birthdays.

Calendar of events

These are the events we'll be lighting up our buildings for in 2024. You can find out more by clicking on the event name.

Various buildings in Middlesbrough town centre lit up in bright colours