IT’S Huge and guaranteed to go with a bang on Bonfire Night when York Maze puts on its fireworks spectacular.

A few miles away, the November festival will be conducted at a more sedate pace as a torch-lit procession wends its way along the A166 near Stamford Bridge.

They are just two of the many fireworks and bonfire night celebrations expected to light up the skies of York, North and East Yorkshire this year.

York Maze owner Tom Pearcy said: “This year’s fireworks show is going to be Huge! The fireworks to music show will be bigger and better than last year, and Yorks number one party band Huge will be playing live.”

The ticket-only event starts with a fire juggling show at 6.30pm to be followed by the lighting of a giant bonfire at 7.30pm. The fireworks, with musical accompaniment was expected to begin at 8pm. Huge will be playing in the big barn at the Maze for an after-fireworks party. Those attending the event will be able to eat hog roast, hot dogs, baked potatoes, soup and parkin.

Tickets are only available through York Maze.

The Balloon Tree Farmshop’s bonfire celebrations will be a day later on Friday, November 6. It has organised a torch-lit procession which will begin in Stamford Bridge at 6pm.

The marchers will process from Stamford Bridge car park along the A166 Gate Helmsley road to the Balloon Tree where a giant bonfire will be lit after their arrival. The evening will also include fireworks with music.

Fireworks for private displays went on sale at licensed shops in York from last Thursday.