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Spectacular After-Dark Light and Sound Show coming to Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is set to host an immersive experience that will take visitors on an incredible journey through the Nativity story as part of the city’s Christmas celebrations.

The magnificent Gothic interior of the iconic building serves as the backdrop for a series of stunning light and sound artworks in “The Light Before Christmas: The Angels Are Coming!,” which invites families to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year through sound and light.

Spectacular After-Dark Light and Sound Show coming to Liverpool Cathedral

A contemporary twist on the opening scenes of the Nativity, the captivating yuletide experience will see angels guide the way through a special display of twinkling lights, mesmerising projections and beautiful music, inspired by the first Christmas. 

Visitors will have the chance to immerse themselves in one of the greatest stories ever told in preparation for their own Christmas celebrations as extraordinary sights and sounds fill the vast space inside Liverpool Cathedral.

The awe-inspiring festive experience is the work of the award-wining artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis, the same team who brought the sell-out installation, ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’, to Liverpool Cathedral earlier this year.

Speaking on plans for ‘The Light Before Christmas: The Angles Are Coming!’, Peter Walker, Artistic Director of Luxmuralis, said:

“Following the phenomenal success of ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’, we’re delighted to be returning to Liverpool Cathedral with ‘The Light Before Christmas: The Angels Are Coming!’, which will give visitors of all ages a chance to enjoy the festive season in a modern and artistic way.”

“It really is going to be an unforgettable experience as stunning light and sound artworks depict the remarkable story of how Christmas began, all in the majestic surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral.” 

The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones, is looking forward to welcoming Luxmuralis back to the city as part of Liverpool Cathedral’s Christmas celebrations. She said:

“The artists behind Luxmuralis are renowned for creating the most spectacular immersive experiences, you may remember ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’, which was incredibly well received by visitors to Liverpool Cathedral. 

‘The Light Before Christmas: The Angels Are Coming!’ looks set to be just as popular as we invite people to lose themselves in the wonderful story of Christmas and the Nativity. The stunning festive light and sound installation forms a key part of the Christmas celebrations at Liverpool Cathedral, providing a perfect opportunity for different generations to join together for reflection. I’m sure visitors will find the experience very moving as we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.”   

The Christmas spectacular is part of a two-year programme of events, exhibitions and artworks leading up to Liverpool Cathedral’s 100th anniversary, which falls in 2024.  

Tickets for the Christmas light and sound experience at Liverpool Cathedral, which lasts around 40 minutes, must be booked in advance, either online at Ticket Quarter here or by calling 0344 8000. Sessions start from 4.30 pm and tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for children with free entry for children under 3. Family tickets (2 adults and 3 children) are available at £25, plus booking fee. 

The Ticket Quarter phone line is open from Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm) and the customer service email address is customerservice@ticketquarter.co.uk

For more information about ‘The Light Before Christmas: The Angels Are Coming!’ and the wider events programme at Liverpool Cathedral, visit liverpoolcathedral.org.uk and for further details on Luxmuralis, visit projectionartgallery.com.

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