Magic Lanterns is a trail of eight beautiful mini-projections hidden in the nooks and crannies of Macclesfield Town Centre. Discover the projections and watch as a host of enchanting dancing animals play in their winter habitats. Listen to specially-composed music via Soundcloud on your phones. Enjoy this FREE outdoor family treat.

The eight projection locations span the Town Hall (x2), Chestergate, St Michael’s church, King Edward Street Chapel, Sparrow Park, Backwallgate and Mill Street – forming an easily walkable trail around the centre of town.

Magic Lanterns has been created for LIT by Fabric Lenny, who was part of the team that brought us Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in West Park and artists Urban Projections, creators of some of the most awe-inspiring projection work in the country. Music will be created by musician Nick Lewis.

Booking details

You’ll need to book your places on a Magic Lanterms slot for either 5pm, 6pm or 7pm on the 3rd or 4th December. Bookings are limited to a maximum of six tickets. The walk shoud take you around 40 minutes to complete.

You can listen to the Magic Lanterns soundscape via Soundcloud on your phone. Details will be shared with you closer to the event date.

The event will take place in all weathers so come dressed for it! Only in extreme weather circumstances will we think about cancelling. All event details may be subject to change according to the latest Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.