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Wrap up warm and watch the skies light up this Bonfire Night in North Wales.

Bonfire Night is almost here (where has this year gone?). So it’s time to get the sparklers ready, cwtch up with loved ones and head to an organised Bonfire Night.

Keep reading to discover the best firework displays in North Wales…

Bonfire Night North Wales 2023

People watching fireworks in North Wales.

The lead-up to Christmas is a wonderful time of year. October has all the fun and delight that Halloween brings (how can you not smile walking around a pumpkin patch?!). Whilst November is the start of all things festive. With Christmas markets lining the streets, gourmet street food and the aroma of mulled wine.

But let’s not forget about the wonders of Bonfire Night, with a magical display of fireworks lighting up the night sky and bonfires glowing across North Wales.

On the 5th of November 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested guarding explosives beneath the House of Lords in an attempt to kill King James I. Across the capital, bonfires were lit in celebration of the King’s survival.

The tradition has long remained and below are details of some of the upcoming firework displays in North Wales where you can soak up the atmosphere.

With events spread out over the whole weekend, you could even attend more than one display…

Beaumaris Fireworks 2023

Fireworks going off in night sky.

Where? Beaumaris Pier, Beaumaris LL58 8BS

When? Saturday 4th November, 5pm

This display is incredibly popular and with good reason. Music, a bonfire & fireworks…this event has it all. The bonfire is lit from 7pm and the fireworks follow at 7:30pm.

The entertainment will continue on the green after the display so why not make a night of it! The money raised from entry fees (£5 per person with children under 12 going free) goes towards the next event. The fireworks are set off from the pier and it’s definitely worth heading along if you’re in the area.

Insider’s tip: get there early if you can because parking can be difficult when this event is on. You could always have some supper in one of the restaurants or pubs whilst you wait.

Llandudno Firework Display 2023

Colourful fireworks in North Wales.

Where? Llandudno Pier, North Shore Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2LG

When? Sunday, October 29th at 5.30pm.

The iconic Pier on the North Shore is the setting for this stunning display of pyrotechnics. It’s one of our favourite displays in the whole of North Wales!

The display is free to watch (donations are welcome). The backdrop of Llandudno shore is just delightful and well worth the trip for me from Anglesey.

Colwyn Bay Bonfire and Fireworks 2023 *This year’s event has been cancelled*

Golden fireworks against a black sky.

Where? Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8HF

When? TBC

This is a popular annual display set in Eirias Park & certainly one to pop on your list.

You can enter the display for free but there will be a collection with 50% of the money split between the fire station’s welfare fund and charities in the area.

Insider’s Tip: You can park for free at the Civic Centre or North Wales Police Headquarters with disabled parking at Eirias High School.

Barmouth Bonfire and Fireworks 2023

Two large fireworks.

Where? The Quay, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1HB

When? Saturday 4th November, 6pm

A delightful location for a North Wales Fireworks display!

With music playing from 5:30pm, the atmosphere will be full of energy in time for the Bonfire to be lit at 6:30pm. You’ll then be treated to a magical free Firework display as the sky is filled with an impressive show from 7pm.

Caernarfon Bonfire and Fireworks 2023 

Where?  Caernarfon Prom, Caernarfon

When? Sunday 5th November, 7pm

At this display, you can enjoy bonfire night festivities in one of North Wales’s most historic towns.

Gather along the prom to enjoy an unforgettable evening. There will be tasty treats on offer from food vans, which will be on the prom from 5:30pm, as you enjoy the spectacular display!

North Wales Holiday Cottages

Lligwy Beach Cottage (Ref. 1008904)

Why not turn your Bonfire Night celebrations into a short break in North Wales? With October Half Term around the same time, grab yourself a family-friendly holiday cottage and extend your celebrations.

Browse our collection of North Wales holiday cottages today or get in touch with one of our travel experts for further information.

Has our blog tempted you to spend bonfire night in North Wales? If so, why not spend some time in the stunning Snowdonia National Park with our guide to 6 Things to Do in Snowdonia in Winter.

Or extend your stay and check out North Wales’s Christmas Markets, which are sure to have you feeling festive!

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