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Lightopia Will Light Up Heaton Park Next Month For A Socially-Distanced Christmas

By Laura Rogan November 27, 2020

The epic immersive light festival will return for 2020.

Following its debut in Manchester just last year, Lightopia is set to return this winter, providing a fun, socially-distanced activity for Mancs to enjoy.

Confirmed to return between December 3 and January 10, the interactive event – which has been delayed as result of the November lockdown – will feature incredible installations, including huge light displays, lanterns and more – as part of a family-friendly illuminated trail at Heaton Park.

Credit: Lightopia

This year’s showcase has been designed to enable social distancing throughout, with new themes and installations to discover since last year. Heaton Hall will light up in a specially-designed Christmas themed installation, with Santa’s sleigh, snowflakes and even a giant interactive walking piano bringing the festive vibes to the park.

Credit: Lightopia

A brand new Astronomy display will also debut this year, lighting up the sky with a beautiful moon and interactive Zodiac signs. There’ll also be an installation dedicated to the city of Manchester, showcasing our wonderful skyline in a whole new light.

Ian Xiang, Creative Director of Lightopia, says: “We are excited to bring Lightopia back to Manchester, and have once again created a world in which light, sculpture and art combine with traditional, Chinese lantern-making techniques to create an immersive experience, full of light and stories.

“We want our guests to become part of the Lightopia story, helping to create new forms of art as they interact and engage with the luminescent sculptures that trail through Heaton Park.”

Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased directly here.