Both children and adults alike are in for a treat this half-term as events for the town’s popular Light Up Cheltenham scheme continues. The town has already seen hundreds of people coming to admire the Regency buildings lit up in a range of fantastic colours for the past couple of weeks, but Saturday February 16th will see visitors treated to something even more special.

Photon jugglers at Light up Cheltenham

The Photon Glow Show, which features a talented pair of acrobatic jugglers, will be performing a magical illuminated juggling show outside John Lewis & Partners store on Cheltenham High Street from 5pm. Whilst admiring the dynamic duo, visitors can also enjoy music from singer Bethany Goodman. Bethany will be treating crowds to some favourite 60s, 70s and 80s music, as well as some popular theatre tunes, perfect for families to enjoy.

These upcoming events follow on from last week’s performance by street drumming group Spark! who put on a fantastic illuminated musical show where crowds snapped some fabulous pictures of the drummers and buildings. BID Operations Manager, Belinda Hunt, said: “We have seen some incredibly beautiful pictures shared across social media, showing the world what a stunning town Cheltenham is.”

The Big Wheel

A 35ft observation wheel is also proving to be popular amongst both locals and visitors, and remains open until 8pm on Sunday 24th February, so there’s plenty of time to take a ride over the half-term week. The wheel can be found (although it's not hard to miss!) in Imperial Gardens, providing stunning views over the town both day and night. With tickets costing just £5 for an adult or £4 for a child, it’s an ideal way to spend some quality time.

Haven't heard about Light Up Cheltenham yet? Check out our summary here.

This article was brought to you by our Cheltenham Champion Mara West


Cheltenham Observation Wheel | Light Up Cheltenham
Light up Cheltenham wheel

As part of the 2020 Light Up Cheltenham event where more than 30 of the town's buildings will be illuminated in colour, there will be a 35m observation wheel installed in Imperial Gardens. The wheel will be surrounded by floodlit buildings including The Queen's Hotel, The Town Hall, No. 131 The Promenade, and a terrace of ornate Regency buildings. The colour schemes will change over the three weeks and on February 14th, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the whole town will turn red. Close by, buildings like the Municipal Offices and majestic buildings on the Promenade will also be floodlit, as will Neptune’s Fountain.

Light Up Cheltenham
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Light Up Cheltenham

Light Up Cheltenham will see some of the town's most iconic architecture transformed with coloured illuminations each night and will welcome back the giant observation wheel in Imperial Gardens...



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