Lightopia makes its London debut at the stunning Chiswick House and Gardens until March 1st. Visitors become Lightopians and explore the interactive and immersive city of light and stories. The handmade, silk installations combine ancient techniques of Chinese lantern making with modern technology to create a magical new world, with the theme for this year’s inaugural event being “Harmony.”
With amazing acrobats and musicians amongst vast light installations, Lightopia is fantastic for the whole family. The stunning giant peacock synchronises with music, as light pulses through its wings in time with the beat. There’s even a breathtaking field of 70,000 individual roses flickering.
There’s a camp fire where you can stop to toast giant marshmallows. This was perectly heart warming on a crisp, cold evening,
Some of the displays are interactive and the enormous, glowing eggs change colour when rocked; musical buttons on the floor which create musical light shows when stepped on; paths of wintry flowers; an interactive Zodiac Sign piece, in which light and sound ingeniously travel together, and illuminated honeycomb arches surrounded by busy, glowing bees.
The projections onto Chiswick House with state-ofthe-art 3D video mapping creates a visual masterpiece across its grand exterior, bringing the story of Lightopia to life. There are street food stalls, a kid’s zone where children can enjoy a fairytale world of candy, flowers, rides and even a Virtual Reality experience.
Lightopia was absolutely amazing and we hope it will be an annual event as we can’t wait to go back.
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 5pm – 10pm
Ticket Prices: £20 for adults, £13 for children and £58 for family tickets (1 adult and 3 children, or 2 adults and 2 children).
Address: Chiswick House & Gardens, Chiswick, London W4 2QN
Be sure to book your tickets now.
*Concierge Angel were complementary guests of Lightopia. Images provided by Lightopia.