After an extremely popular showing, the inaugural Luna Light Journey, AURORA, wrapped up on Saturday, July 23 after a 4-week run over the school holidays.
AURORA, an outdoor, journey-style light show, transformed the Albury Botanic Gardens and revealed nature’s vibrant spirit in a kaleidoscope of colours with the use of lasers, holograms, vivid lighting, digital artistry, immersive soundscapes, and many other sensory mediums.
Over 60,000 patrons from the community and around the region attended the nightly light show and attracted a wide demographic of audience members. From kids and families to adults young and old, AURORA was a delight for everyone who visited the gardens.
The month-long, nightly light show was even extended due to the popular demand and community response to keep the show going, especially for those that may have missed out while traveling during the school holidays.
“Together with Albury City Council, we were very happy to extend the show for an additional week,” said Matthew Tuey, Director of Marketing at LASERVISION. “The overwhelming response from the community, social media, local F&B and hospitality providers made it clear there was significant demand for this show. It was the talk of the town and region and we had many patrons driving up to five hours to see AURORA. It was humbling to hear the positive feedback and reviews of our show and we were happy to accommodate the extension”
Albury City Mayor Kylie King said she was excited to see so many in the community embrace this unique event, especially during the colder months.
“We were over the moon to see so many people grabbing their winter coats and coming to see our iconic Botanic Gardens in a new light.”
“The spectacular turnout shows us that our community is keen to see events happening across all seasons. It was also a great opportunity to bring visitors from further afield to spend time in our beautiful city.”
“We’re super excited for LASERVISION’s return next year after such popular demand!” Mayor King said.
After such a successful run, AURORA is set to return to Albury next winter in 2023.