New Land of Lights set to return to Milton Keynes
The spectacular Land of Lights festival is set to return to Milton Keynes later this year with a brand-new look and theme, incorporating all new lantern scenes, following the success of the event at Gulliver’s Land Theme Park Resort last winter.
The festival, which features a one-mile-long wonderland of illuminations, will return to the park again from 21 October 2023 until 25 February 2024, but this time bringing the theme of classic children’s literature to life.
Thousands of people from across the country attended the event after it arrived in the city in late 2022, exploring the festival’s enchanting installations, which includes more than 7,000 individual lanterns and hundreds of thousands LED lights.
Darren Hoy, Land of Lights Festival Manager, said: “We’re over the moon to announce that Land of Lights is set to return in late 2023 even bigger and better than before.
“The festival proved to be really popular, enchanting visitors of all ages, and we can’t wait to put on another magical experience again this year.
“The theme this time will be classic children’s books and literature and will include a wide variety of installations from popular and much-loved characters and scenes including Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver’s Travels, the much-loved classic, Wind in the Willows and more.”
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.
Darren added: “We’ll be working closely with the team at Zigong Lantern Group to put together another show-stopper here at Gulliver’s, lighting up Milton Keynes again this winter and to give people a different experience than last time. We’re all so excited to see the end product come October!”
Justin Corsa, CEO of Zigong Lantern Group, said: “We are very thankful to be working together with Gulliver’s again – as our collaboration is unique, enabling an opportunity to achieve stunning results.
“The feedback and experience from last year was excellent, but I must admit – we have advanced even further, and are confident that it will be even greater than last year and entertaining for all ages.”
Super early bird tickets for Land of Lights 2023/24 will go on sale from 1 September with prices starting at only £12.
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