You can now get 10% off tickets to Lightopia at Heaton Park this festive season

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 24th November 2022

Lightopia is returning to Heaton Park with a new Christmas-themed immersive experience, and you can now grab yourself 10% off tickets.

Lighting up Manchester and already captivating audiences for the fourth year in a row, award-winning illuminations event Lightopia is bringing the magic of Christmas to the grounds of Heaton Park from tonight.

Promising to be a “once-in-a-lifetime adventure” for the all the family to enjoy, and having taken over the park until January, the immersive experience features brand-new and unseen audiovisual displays.

This year’s trail follows the story of new beginnings and the circle of life.

Beginning at the ‘Guardian Gate’, you will be transported into a winter wonderland decorated by a blanket of shooting stars with the ‘Essence of Light’ display, before following the winding mystical path to the ‘Mythical Forrest’ – a Christmas realm that suitably celebrates the festive season with giant baubles, trees, and presents.


The ‘Secret Flower Garden’ lights up the natural greenery of the park with a collection of glowing fauna wrapped around the branches above and the grass below, and then, in a display that festival organisers say is curated especially for younger guests called the ‘Book of Rebirth’, little Mancs can unlock their imagination with friendly animated animals.

The kid’s zone also features interactive musical tiles for everyone to interact and play with.


The vibrant ‘Ying Yang’ display and ‘Tranquility Arch’ – which is home to colourful swans and butterflies – are some of the other displays to catch this year.

The Lightopia team says guests should then “prepare your senses” for the ‘Phoenix’ – which is this year’s main event that is new for 2022, and invites you to experience the heart of the festival through sound and light with a five-minute A/V show that will “push the boundaries” of music through the captivating display.

The immersive adventure ends with the grand finale ‘Lakeside Water Show’ – a spectacle of moving creatures and patterns projected across the lake and fountain.  


Speaking on Lightopia’s return to Manchester for the fifth year, Ian Xiang – Creative Director of Lightopia – said: “We are delighted to share the magic of Lightopia 2022 with families in Manchester and beyond and we hope this immersive experience will bring together friends and loved ones through the power of light and sound.

“Not only have we created a fantastical world, full of happiness, illumination, and charm, we hope by offering families a more affordable experience, they can escape for an evening filled with festive magic at Christmas.”

Lightopia is running right through until Monday 2 January 2023, and visitors can make their way to the festival every day – except for when it’s closed on Christmas Day – between 5pm to 10pm, with last entry being 8:30pm.

Advance tickets are priced at £17.50 for adults off-peak and £22.50 at peak times, from £11 – £14.50 for children – with those under three going free – and £49 for families of two adults and two children off-peak and £69 for peak times. Essential carers of disabled visitors can also attend for free when the disabled visitor pays the normal admission fee.

The immersive experience will bring people together through the power of light and sound / Credit: Lightopia

New for 2022, Lightopia has announced a new ticketing system to help families with rising living costs, with an off-peak option on selected weekdays.


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And if you’re looking to save an few extra pennies on top of that, The Manc also has an exclusive discount code for you to make the most of – which gives an extra 10% off ticket prices throughout the duration of the festival to give everyone the chance to visit the magical experience for themselves this festive season.

Use the code Manc10 to get 10% off.

Find out more and grab tickets to Lightopia 2022 here.

Featured Image – Lightopia