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Join us for the most wonderful time of the year at the first Bright Lights Botanic as Botanic Gardens are transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland, and the magical winter trail lights up the evening skies from November 2021 to January 2022.
This amazing new event for Belfast is being produced by the same people behind the phenomenally successful “Wild Lights” at Dublin Zoo which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.
Botanic Gardens in Belfast is a special place to visit at any time of the day or year, but the festive light show will give it an enchanting and magical twist, as the long trail through the garden sparkles with over 18,000 light bulbs,25,000 meters of neon tubes, 10,000 meters of tree lighting, and some 160 lantern artisans never seen in Northern Ireland before.
Walk the route at a leisurely pace with friends and family enjoy after-dark festivities as you are taken on a Christmas Journey and follow the trail of BOBO the gnome. Share the cute gnome’s journey as he uses his magic to make his way through Botanic Gardens
BOBO’s journey is captured in larger than-life illuminations our enchanted Christmas trail will lead you for the first time through the beautifully illuminated 80,000 square meters of the Botanic Gardens which will take some 71,200 working hours together with 15,000 meters of silk, 40 tons of steel and 20,000 meters of electric cable to bring Northern Irelands first lantern display to life.
Get in the festive mood as you stroll through the gardens taking in the starry lanterns, large, illuminated Christmas characters. Along the route, vendors will offer tasty festive delights, from hot food and sweet treats to spiced winter warmers of hot chocolate, don’t forget say hello to Father Christmas along the way.
Bright Lights Botanic - A Christmas Journey runs from 11 November to 9 January from 5pm to 9pm daily.
Tickets available from Saturday 2 October visitbelfast.com
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