The Durham Fire and Ice fire show 2020 spectacular takes place in the darkness at the end of each day - and it's also the highlight for many visitors. So when and where is it?

Durham Fire and Ice 2020 returns to Durham city for the fifth year running, and will again include 10 ice sculptures placed around key points of the city, all created by ice artists Glacial Arts. You can see the full schedule in our Fire and Ice timings story.

It takes place on Friday and Saturday, February 21-22 2020.

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But as well as the sculptures, for many people the main attraction is the Durham Fire and Ice fire show, with flames and water shooting into the air in time to music. It's a spectacular show and one which draws a fair crowd, so you'll need to get there early to ensure you get a good spot.

The Durham Fire and Ice fire show 2020 takes place in front of St Nicholas Church in Durham Marketplace. There will be two of them, one on each day of the Fire and Ice festival. As well as the fire show there is also a fire performer, who will juggle with fire and perform various flamed feats.

When is the fire performer at Durham Fire and Ice?

The fire performer will be on at 5-5.15pm and again at 5.45-5.55pm each day.

And what time is the Durham Fire and Ice fire show spectacular?

On both the Friday and the Saturday, the Durham Fire and Ice fire show night time spectacular will be at 5.15-5.25pm (which is a shortened version for younger children) and 6-6.15pm.

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The Fire and Ice Festival theme for 2020 is Travelling Through Time. The sculptures will all link to time, travel, and time travel, and although the full lineup of sculptures is yet to be revealed, one of the first to be announced is a replica of the famous Stephenson's Rocket, built right here in the North East.

Previous Fire and Ice festival themes have included Polar Exploration as well as Myths and Legends, and visitors have enjoyed sculptures including Paddington Bear, the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, and Shakespeare.

Flaming torches usually mark the locations of the 10 sculptures, while there are also ice carving demonstrations in Durham Marketplace as well as a chance to have a go at carving for yourself, led by expert team Glacial Arts.

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