Workington Hall will come alive next month with the return of a light and sound show.
The hall and its parklands will be transformed into a magical illuminated wonderland and visitors will be able to wander through the footpaths amid a soundscape of music created by West Cumbria charity Soundwave.
The Winter Light and Sound Festival will be held on December 2 and December 3 from 5pm to 9pm.
Visitors will also be treated to a journey through Workington’s history as historical images of the town, supplied by the Helena Thompson Museum, will be projected onto the side of the hall by Cockermouth-based Fluid Productions.
Staff from the museum will also be on hand throughout the evening to provide information about the images on display.
Mike Johnson, leader of Allerdale council, said: “I would like to encourage everyone to come and enjoy this fantastic event which I hope will make people get into the Christmas spirit.
“It’s also a great opportunity to explore the parkland, either by discovering a new venue on their doorstep, or reacquainting themselves with a place they haven’t been to in a while, and what better way to do it than with the fantastic audio and visual displays provided by Fluid Productions and Soundwave. I also hope people will learn something about the fascinating history of the town from those linked with the Helena Thompson Museum.
“With plenty on offer for people of all ages, this is an event not to be missed and something really different to enjoy in the run up to Christmas.”
A spokesman from the Helena Thompson Museum said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the history of Workington to life at this event. Images from the Helena Thompson Museum archive will be projected on to the walls of Workington Hall to illuminate our town’s long, proud history.
“There will be some well-known images, but many will reveal some of the less well known people and events from the past.”
The event is free and will also feature food stalls and fairground rides for children.
Visitors to the Workington Hall Sound and Light events are asked to wear sensible footwear and bring a torch.