Land of Lights Milton Keynes is now open
The spectacular Land of Lights festival has been officially opened by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Mick Legg boasting a brand-new look and theme and incorporating all new lantern scenes.
The festival, which features a one-mile-long wonderland of illuminations, has returned to Gulliver’s resort in Milton Keynes for the second year running, but this time brings the theme of classic children’s literature to life.
It features a wide variety of installations from popular and much-loved characters and scenes including The Three Little Pigs, Dr Doolittle, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan to name just a few.
The 2023 festival, which was declared open by Cllr Legg alongside youth mayor, Chloe D’Souza, will run until 25 February 2024.
Darren Hoy, Land of Lights Festival Manager, said: “We were thrilled to welcome the Mayor and Youth Mayor of Milton Keynes to Gulliver’s to officially open the Land of Lights festival 2023.
“Following the successful event held in 2022, we’re expecting thousands of people from across the country to attend and explore the festival’s enchanting installations, which includes more than 7,000 individual lanterns and hundreds of thousands LED lights. This year it is even bigger and better with some really showstopping lanterns for all the family to enjoy.
“The entire team is so excited we are now open, lighting up Milton Keynes once again to not only provide a magical evening out for our guests but to also bring a real economic boost to our city over the winter.”
More than 100 people are involved in the hand-crafted production process for Land of Lights, undertaken by the American-owned Zigong Lantern Group, an award-winning custom designer and manufacturer of handcrafted lamp art.
Ticket prices start at £15.50 and to book and/or find out more about Land of Lights please visit: landoflights.co.uk