Europe's biggest lantern and light festival is coming to Manchester this Winter - here's what we know

The North West is set to host the UK debut of Lightopia a visually-dramatic lantern and light festival later this year.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 4:12 pm
Installations at the event will include, The Love Gate, Tree of Life, Elysian Field, S-Harmony, The Flower Road, Happy Valley, Two Moons Eagle and many more, symbolising various experiences throughout life and humanity.

The huge event, which will be the first of its kind in Europe, is set to take place in Manchester's Heaton Park, from 21 November to 31 December 2019. For tickets or more information visit: www.lightopiafestival.com

Installations at the event will include, The Love Gate, Tree of Life, Elysian Field, S-Harmony, The Flower Road, Happy Valley, Two Moons Eagle and many more, symbolising various experiences throughout life and humanity.
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An iconic Manchester Light Bees installation symbolises community, brightness and personal power, representing the amazing sense of unity and solidarity within Manchester.
The event will also include live entertainment, such as acrobatic performances, local musicians and family rides available to enjoy every night.
There will also be a host of food and refreshment options available for all taste-buds to enjoy.
The installations are designed by contemporary artist Ava Moradi, who has exhibited and created art and installations revolving around light and design internationally for over ten years.
Ian Xiang, Founder and Creative Director of Lightopia, says: Lightopia Festival aims to revive and reinterpret the senses, carrying the audience into a different world of expression and emotion."
We are incredibly excited to introduce the festival, not just to the community of Manchester, but to the UK, "
Lightopia is open to the public from 21 November to 31 December between 5pm and 10pm, and will beclosed on Mondays and Tuesdays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The event will take place Manchester's Heaton Park