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Lightscape 2023

This after-dark light show is returning to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne for an even bigger, better and more dazzling 2023 run.
By Libby Curran
December 06, 2022
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By Libby Curran
December 06, 2022
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As this season likes to constantly remind us, wandering through thousands of twinkling lights is always a magical time. And you'll have the chance to do just that once again when smash-hit after-dark light celebration Lightscape returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens next winter.

After making its dazzling Aussie debut earlier this year — and proving a sell-out success — the event is back bigger and better for 2023. It'll transform the grounds into a nightly fiesta of colour and light from Friday, June 16–Sunday, August 6.

Creating a luminous 2.1-kilometre trail winding through the gardens from 5.15pm each night, the festival's next instalment is set to showcase more than 100,000 glittering lights, with glowing large-scale sculptures, shimmering reflections and colour-changing installations peppered along the extended route.

While next year's full Lightscape program is being kept under wraps for now, the debut event was a doozy — highlights included sparkling trees blazing in bold hues, firework-inspired pops of colour and the majestic walk-through installation known as Winter Cathedral.

Grab tickets to 'Lightscape' 2023 online from 10am on Friday, December 10, 2022.

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