Ely XT
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Ely XT Firework Spectacular

Saturday the 12th of November 2016

Ely Park / Cherry Hill

Gates open at 5.30pm with the bonfire being set alight at 6.15pm and fireworks let off from 6.45pm. Why not arrive early, make an evening of it and take advantage of the stalls and rides?

Post Code (top gate) Barton Square,  CB7 4DG

Post Code (bottom gate) Broad Street, CB7 4AH 

With the best fireworks display in the area illuminating the skies against the backdrop of Ely Cathedral, the annual date has earned itself the reputation of being the biggest event in Ely's community calendar, attracting thousands, and also featuring side stalls and family attractions


The display was started by members of Ely and District Round Table in 1974 in response to a number of injuries involving fireworks set off at home. Ely XT, with its roots in Round Table, continues to organise the display with the help of Battel Bonfire Boyes who will once again be lighting up the skies over the Cathedral.
As in previous years, the event will be organised and staffed by an ever increasing band of volunteers, Ely's own "Event Makers"! This popular event is provided by the community for the community so if you want to be involved please contact us. 

As always we appeal for people to buy their tickets in advance to cut down on congestion at the park gates. We also ask people not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers for safety reasons and to reduce the amount of unsightly litter to be cleared up the following day.

Advance ticket prices 

  • Adult -  £3.00
  • Child -  £1.50
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) - £8.00

On the gate prices

  • Adult -  £5.00
  • Child - £2.00
  • Family Ticket not available on the gate

Adult is 16 and over

Children  5- 15

4 and under free

Tickets can be purchased in advance

  • Specsavers, High St, Ely
  • Sainsbury's, Lisle Lane, Ely
  • Ely Weekly News Office, Market Place, Ely
  • Tourist Information Centre, Cromwell House, Ely
  • Soham Books, 38 High Street, Soham
  • Twin Motor Company, Pound Lane, Sutton
  • Littleport Bargain Centre, Main St, Littleport
  • Ely market place

A big thank you to all our ticket vendors without whom we would not be able to put on such an event.

Guy competition

Local schools and clubs with membership age of U15 will be invited to take part in the annual Guy competition. There will be one cash donation for each entry with a larger cash donation for the winner of the Guy judged to be the best turned out. All official Guy competition entries should be clearly marked with :-

Your Organisation's name, contact e-mail, phone and address to send the cheque

Payee's name for the cheque

Place the details in a suitably weather-resistant bag, envelope or laminate pouch

Fix details firmly to your entry and place at the front fence (between the crowd and the bonfire) in the park by 4.00pm on the day of the event,

Click on the link below to download an entry form


Or, e-mail us at  enquiry@elyxt.co.uk and we will send you an entry form

Thank you to all the local businesses that have supported the Firework Display

Ely Skip Hire

Generation UK

MLH Haulage

Standen Engineering

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For safety reasons and to reduce the amount of waste to clear up, personal fireworks and sparklers are not allowed at the event. Whilst every precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of spectators, stewards and St John Ambulance will be on site to deal with and record any accident or injury. They will be located at the top and bottom ends of the park

In the interest of crowd safety, we do ask people to be patient when leaving the display. The park, whilst being a stunning venue for the display, has limited exits which means there can be significant delays at the end of the display.   There is also an exit only via the Sacrist's Gate to the High Street.

For further information please email:  enquiry@elyxt.co.uk

Registered charity no. 1126074 Company registration no. 6589910