Lightopia is a light festival running between 19 November 2021 and 2 January 2022 held in Crystal Palace Park, (London), Heaton Park (Manchester) and Alton Towers. 


On the 20th November, my family and I went on a magical walk through Crystal Palace Park, which has been converted into a light and lantern wonderland. I had been looking forward to it for months, as the tickets have to be booked in advance. We arrived at 6pm and were immediately greeted by a mulled wine stand, fairground rides and a giant colour-changing Christmas tree.


The route took us around an hour and a half to walk and there were places to buy food and drink along the way. However, the queues were long and the choices were limited. 


The walk is suitable for all ages as there are some installations for children too. My 14-year old cousin said ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the walk. It had lots of good displays and animations everywhere, even up the trees!’. All of us loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone.