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Appeal for Bonfire Night Pallets as Annual Abbey Park Spectacle Draws Closer

Local businesses are being called on to help Leicester’s Bonfire Night go with a bang by donating their broken or surplus wooden pallets. 

The pallets will be used to create the centrepiece of the Abbey Park event: a huge bonfire that will go up in flames on Saturday, November 4.

Leicester Time: Appeal for Bonfire Night Pallets as Annual Abbey Park Spectacle Draws Closer
Picture: Leicester City Council

Bonfire Night festivities in Abbey Park will include two stunning fireworks displays, a pyrotechnic lighting of the bonfire, an astounding collection of fire breathing, LED performers, as well as a funfair and a guest appearance by Gem at Breakfast presenters Jo and Sparky on the music stage.

A food court and licenced bar will be open, and there will be live music from Gazelle, while fire performers will amaze visitors with their pyrotechnic skills.

A quieter firework display for noise-sensitive and younger visitors will take place at 6.45pm, followed by flares and fire fountains to light the bonfire, before the main display lights up the skies above the city at 8pm.

Gates will open at 5pm, when the funfair and food stalls, live music and entertainment will get under way. The children’s firework display and the lighting of the bonfire are due to take place at 6.45pm.

A countdown to the main firework display will start at 8pm, with musical entertainment continuing until 9pm.

Anyone with pallets who is able to deliver them to Abbey Park on Friday, November 3, can get in touch with the city council’s festivals and events team on 07784 233 997 or by emailing

Details for the drop-off and a delivery time can then be confirmed.

Customers are reminded that ticket sales – both online and in person – will end at 2pm on Saturday 4 November and no tickets will be sold on the gate at Abbey Park.