This year sees an expanded run compared to the truncated 2020 event. Be sure to check our other top winter illuminations too!
What to expect at Lightopia at Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace is known for radically changing its offering each season, and this year is no different. In fact, this year’s Lightopia is perhaps the most ambitious yet, and aims to create “A world of expression and raw emotion”. The highlights will include a lantern trail, live music and acrobatics performances.
Tickets for Crystal Palace Lightopia
Tickets are sold on the door (if available), but it’s well worth booking online before you go, as they often sell out. You’ll also save yourself £2.00 by getting your ticket in advance. Just be sure to check the weather before you do. While the show goes on in all weathers, it’s all outdoors—so heavy rain could make for a less than stellar experience. Also note a few weekdays in November and early December are marked as “offpeak” which means cheaper tickets. Adult tickets cost a hefty £22.00 (or £19.50 offpeak), while kids cost £15.50 (or £13.00 offpeak). If you’re coming as a family, you can save a little with a £70.00 (or £58.00 offpeak) family ticket. If going by car, don’t forget to book a parking spot when you book your ticket.
Food and Drink at Lightopia
Expect a wide range of food and drinks from multiple vendors. The full line-up hasn’t been announced, but in previous years we’ve seen offerings from around the world, served by the usual upmarket food trucks.
Getting to Crystal Palace
Public transport is recommended as parking is limited and only bookable in advance. There’s Rail, London Overground and Bus connections and Crystal Palace is the cloest station 0.3 miles from the Lightopia Entrance.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.