Beautiful lantern festival Lightopia returning in time for Christmas near Liverpool

Europe’s largest lantern and light festival is returning to Heaton Park this Christmas, just under an hour’s drive from Liverpool.

Returning in November, Lightopia will feature interactive and immersive lights, lanterns, installations and incredible lasers with water-screen multimedia shows. Each year, thousands of fans descend on Heaton Park in Manchester to witness the immersive experience of light along the hidden lantern trail.

The 2021 event featured the Gate of Guardians where shimmering walkways, decorative lights and projections guided the way and thousands of lights illuminating the space with a collection of vibrant colours.

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According to the Lightopia Festival website , this year’s edition will be “brighter than ever with brand new installations and routes”. This year will see the return of ‘A Christmas Fantasy’ which allows families to “embark on a magical journey” through a fantasy themed light trail through the parklands.

Showcasing bright immersive installations, colourful lasers, and water shows, Lightopia is a festive wonderland for all ages. More information on what to expect for 2022 is available here .

Tickets for Lightopia 2022 are not yet available but you can sign up here to be first to know when they are on sale. Lightopia returns to Heaton Park from November 24 – January 2, 2023.

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