Manchester’s Heaton Park will host a new immersive lantern and light festival this winter. Lightopia, a ticketed event, will take place from November 21 to December 31 and feature interactive lights, lanterns and installations, lasers and a water-screen multimedia show.

Proud Events, the event design and management specialist, is producing the event with Outreach Creative.

Ian Xiang, founder and creative director of Lightopia, said: “Lightopia Festival aims to revive and reinterpret the senses, carrying the audience into a different world of expression and emotion through beautiful light designs and interactive installations. It is a world built upon captivating experiences, there is no ordinary at Lightopia!

“We are incredibly excited to introduce the festival, not just to the community of Manchester, but to the UK, and hope the values learnt throughout the journey are carried forward into the everyday lives of each of our visitors. See the light and join us at Lightopia.”

The event will include live entertainment, such as acrobatic performances, local musicians and family rides available to enjoy every night.