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Discounted online tickets are on sale for our showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations, which runs from 7 September to 27 October.
Tickets can be booked online now here
Tickets for 2019 are £6.50 on Saturdays (£5.50 concessions) and £5.50 on Sundays (£4.50 concessions) if bought online in advance - apart from the final Sunday (27 October) when Saturday prices apply. Accompanied under 16s continue to be free, with concessions available for OAPs. Online tickets can be booked until 6pm on the night of the event.
On the night it costs £8.00 on Saturdays (£7.00 concessions) and £7.00 on Sundays (£6.00 concessions) - £1.50 more expensive than the online prices. On-the-night tickets are not guaranteed and will not be available if the event sells out in advance.
Every Saturday in 2019 includes a fireworks finale (as does the final night on Sunday 27 October), with numbers in Derwent Gardens restricted to a maximum of 6,000 - down from 8,000, the maximum in 2016 and previous years - to improve crowd movement and enjoyment for visitors.
To enhance the reputation of Sundays as a "family night", entertainment starts and finishes earlier, running from 6-8.15pm to take account of the fact that younger visitors have school the following morning.
Other improvements for the 2019 Illuminations - the 122nd - include better signage to the park and ride service, more stewards and more enforcement officers to police pedlars on the streets of Matlock Bath.
A lively programme of events runs throughout the year in the Derbyshire Dales - including well dressings, festivals, farmers' markets and our fabulous visitor attractions.
If you're visiting the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, you can buy online a three-day or seven-day Rover pass entitling you to unlimited use of our car parks across the district.
We're proud to manage some of the region's most beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces. From the iconic, award-winning Hall Leys Park in Matlock to a whole host of smaller parks and gardens.
Follow the links below to find out more.