Tickets for the hugely popular Festival of Lights in Rivington are set to go on sale tonight and are expected to sell out fast.

The Rivington Heritage Trust has hosted the festival since 2019, and last year’s show was a sell-out.

This year's event is expected to be just as impressive, and will include a range of lanterns created by volunteers, music, a laser and light show, and a whole host of entertainment.

As many as 4,200 people bought tickets last year to enjoy the show.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Chair of Friends of Rivington Terrace Gardens, Vanessa Ashcroft said: “Every year it is always so charming and magical.

“Everyone who comes always enjoys it, with some saying it's better than Dunham Massey.

“It’s the biggest event in our calendar.

“It’s great for families to get out into nature and see the woodland lit up in the gardens and the lasers; it is truly magical.”

The festival is part of a wider project focused on restoring and showcasing the historic Rivington Terraced Gardens, which Vanessa says has a huge impact on the well-being of residents in the community.

Much of the work aims to make the space safe and accessible and pathways clear.

This year’s show will take place across three days from October 26 to 28.

And the Rivington Heritage Trust has set a fundraiser up to help with the restoration work, as well as helping to pay for the festival and keep ticket prices low.

Those interested can pledge £2 and upwards, which will enter them in a draw, giving 30 people a chance to win four tickets each.

Tickets go on sale at 7pm tonight and are available here via

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