Lightopia Festival returns BIGGER & BRIGHTER to Manchester this Christmas

Heaton Park's Lightopia is back again this Christmas...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 18 August 2021

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Lightopia is returning to Heaton Park this Christmas with a bigger and brighter ‘fantasy’ festival
Christmas is going to be huge this year…

I know it’s sunny and Summer but I’m gonna talk about Christmas now. Lightopia is returning back to Manchester this year, and it’s going to be bigger and brighter than ever before.

For the last two years, Manchester’s Heaton Park has been graced with Lightopia, a festival of immersive lights, lanterns and mesmerising installations and, low and behold, it’s coming back for its third event.

The never-before-seen illuminated trail will feature magical and multi-sensory interactive lights, lanterns and installations, illustrating a story of an imaginative and fantasy festive world.

Lightopia 2021 will feature a fantastical ‘Magic Circus’ display, complete with illusional installations and interactive entertainment.

There will also be the ‘Fantasy Forest’, an area home to the most extraordinary and mystical animals to uncover. Guests will be able to walk through the enchanted forest and meet mythical creatures hidden in the woodland, including a nine tailed fox and unicorns.

Other attractions will include the ‘Fantasy Universe’ with a supernova display and bioluminescence plants; ‘Dragon’s Land’ featuring two huge 40m dragons and fabled fairies; ‘Candy Land’, a sweet-inspired illuminated dreamland; ‘Fantasy Bees’, the trademark Manchester’s bee brought to life in a fantasy world; and the ‘Wonders of the World’.

Tickets will be on sale from July 28th but, if guests sign up to the pre-sale, they will get 20% off their ticket price.

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As for the finer details – Lightopia will be open to the public from November 19th 2021 until January 3rd 2022. The event will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except during school holidays, as well as Christmas Day.


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