Light Up Cheltenham got off to a spectacular start on Saturday 1 February with thousands of spectators attending the opening night. The evening saw Spark! a street theatre drumming group put on a dazzling performance finishing at Imperial Gardens. Spectators were then able to take the opportunity to ride on the giant observation wheel or join a guided tour.
The launch marks the beginning of three weeks of Light Up Cheltenham, an event run by Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID), which sees over 30 buildings dramatically lit up across the Regency town.
The three weeks, which include February half term, will see thousands of visitors flock to Cheltenham to take in the town’s beautiful illuminations which have made Cheltenham an annual destination for locals and visitors alike.
Visitors will also be able to spot some different illuminations whilst the event is running including Valentine’s Day which will see the observation wheel and most of the buildings go red, creating a romantic and memorable backdrop for those visiting the town.
Alongside these special illuminations, the town will continue to be dramatically lit until Sunday 23 February with guided tours on offer, a giant observation wheel and self-guided tours all offering visitors something a little different.
For information on Light Up Cheltenham please go to www.visitcheltenham.com/light-up-cheltenham