Animated star of Kung-Fu
Panda opens DreamWorks Lights at St George's Hall
THE animated star of Kung-Fu Panda has
officially opened Liverpool's seasonal spectacular DreamWorks Lights. Po the
Panda was on hand to cut the ribbon and welcome people to the city's flagship
Christmas event at St George's Hall.
Hundreds of ticketholders were waiting outside the hall to be amongst the first
to experience the unforgettable lantern show, which includes the huge ruby
coloured dragon from Shrek, 40ft long and suspended from the ceiling of the
The event's centrepiece is 100 Chinese lantern versions of characters from the
DreamWorks movies Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda and Madagascar and thousands are expected
to visit over the next 2 months.
DreamWorks Lights is a first for the UK and part of 1 Magical City, a
programme of festive activity which takes place right across Liverpool.
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said:-
"Bringing this event to the cityC is a major coup for Liverpool and is sure to
pave the way for more experiences of this stature."
Chris Brown, director of marketing, Marketing
Liverpool said:- "DreamWorks Lights is a wonderful addition to this year's
1 Magical City offering and an unmissable experience for families to enjoy.
We hope that this magnificent attraction will encourage tourists and day
visitors alike to sample everything Liverpool has to offer during the festive
Alan Smith, St George's Hall manager, said:- "There's been huge excitement
over recent weeks and it's wonderful to see the lantern scenes in place and lit.
The attraction really is packed with breathtaking sights and the Grade I listed
hall is the perfect setting for this unique seasonal family attraction. Visitors
will also have the opportunity to get up close with their favourite characters
through a special green screen photo experience."
DreamWorks Lights will be open daily, from 10am to 7pm, until 15
January 2017. Tickets can be booked
online and cost £10 for
adults and £8 for children. There are concessions available for group bookings
and wheelchair users.