A festive spectacle of illumination.

Lightopia is returning to Heaton Park! Join us once again for our award-winning and visually spectacular lantern and light festival. Explore interactive exhibits, immersive light installations, and the magical illuminated trail. This year’s event will also feature new creations to discover. New themes to uncover include a stand-out Christmas showcase, Astronomy display, and the immersive Musical City!  We’ve got all your favourites from last year including the antler-framed arch of the Love Gate, the coruscating branches of the Tree of Life and the state-of-the-art Lakeside water show.

LANTERN TRAIL

Lighting up Manchester this winter and throughout the festive season, Lightopia 2020 will see new installations unveiled and a brand-new route for guests to explore. Check out our new themed additions, including a stand-out Christmas showcase, Astronomy display, Manchester skyline and Musical city. 

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A safe experience for family & friends to enjoy

The new route has been designed to create a safe environment, where Lightopians are able to take in the sights safely with friends and family. There will be wider footpaths to maintain social distancing, three entry points to reduce queuing and direct access to two car parks.

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Explore our spectacular trail of light and discovery.

Lightopia will return to Heaton Park to present out award-winning and visually spectacular lantern and light festival. This year’s event will also feature new themes and creations to discover! 

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A shimmering spectacle of light, colour and festivity.

Wander the pathway of our magical illuminated trail, including a stunning lakeside water show.

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