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A Mind Blowing Light Show Is Coming This Winter

If you’re after a little light entertainment, you’ve come to the wrong place.

Because Lightopia has a lot.

Like, enough to fill Crystal Palace Park with hundreds of magical lanterns, gigantic installations, and interactive light shows. It’ll hit town for 6 weeks in November, running through Christmas, and into the new year. All in all, for the light show part you can expect a two kilometer path, along which you’ll find:

  • A 10-meter-long phoenix set on 50,000 square feet of lights
  • A huge rainbow tunnel.
  • Animatronic & digitally projected dinosaurs, designed as companions to the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
  • A 40 metre long, 12 metre tall ‘Palace of Lanterns’, which is created using 3D mapping projection
  • An interactive, musical floor that will play notes as you step on them a la Big
  • Dozens of magical, illuminated animals, all hand-painted using traditional Chinese techniques


Then there’s the Crystal Palace itself, which will be flooded with enough light to furnish a medium-sized solar system thanks to the festival’s fancy projection mapping technology – the facade of the building will appear to come alive as the projection plays out in a glorious real-life VR-style experience.

Like we said – a lot.


NOTE: Lightopia takes place from 19th November – 2nd January 2022. Adult tickets cost £20-£24 advance and are available right HERE.

Magical Lantern Festival | Crystal Palace Park, SE19 2GA

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Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace, South London, SE19 2GA

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