Pictures show spectacular Christmas light show at Wollaton Hall

Pictures show a glimpse inside a new Nottingham Christmas light show that features 5km of fairy lights and more than 70,000 bulbs.

Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall and Deer Park has been transformed into a festive light experience for families to enjoy this winter.

The outdoor light show opened on Thursday, December 3, and will run until January 6 where social distancing is in place.

Organisers have described the show as a “multi-sensory experience of light, fire and sound.”

Some of the lights at the display include:

  • The trees over the entrance to the trail have 5km of fairy lights, and more than 40,000 bulbs, which took 240 hours to install

  • The light tunnel is 70 m long 37,000 bulbs and took the team 300 hours work to install.

  • The Rainbow walk is 90 m long and features 18000 LEDs.

  • The centrepiece at the rear of the hall is a custom-made Christmas tree which I is 10m tall with 12,000 lights, and a custom-made star with a further 1000 lights.

To ensure safety for all visitors, Christmas at Wollaton has pre-bookable slots staggered every 30 minutes for the event.

The lights were turned-on the at the spectacle by seven-year-old Jake Barksby from Tavistock Close in Hucknall.

Nearly 200 people were nominated for the event’s “Search for a Star” competition to find someone to officially switch on the lights, from across Nottinghamshire.

Jake was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year and was nominated by his mum Nicola.

Organisers Kilimanjaro are committed to delivering a safe event where measures include careful planning of the route to manage visitor flow, ensuring that social distancing can be safely maintained throughout, and contactless payments.

E-Tickets are priced at £17.50 for an adult and £12.50 for children. Family tickets are £59.50 and tickets are subject to a booking fee.

Nottingham City Council taxpayers can enjoy a 10% saving on tickets throughout December and the first week of January, subject to availability. All that is required is an 8-digit council tax booking reference.

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