News / Aberdeen WATCH: Spectra, Aberdeen’s festival of light opens today By Gregor Aiken February 8, 2018, 9:25 am Updated: February 8, 2018, 2:14 pm Spectra, Aberdeen’s festival of light, gets underway today with Union Terrace Gardens transformed into a giant playground. The centre of the site is home to illuminated musical see-saws which change colour and generate noise as people bounce up and down on them for the fourth outing of Spectra. VIDEO: Union Terrace Gardens to be home to giant illuminating see saws as part of fourth Spectra festival There is another 15 installations in the area and His Majesty’s Theatre is converted into a giant projection telling the story of Orpheus and Euridyce. Spectra opens to the public tonight at 6.30pm and runs until this Sunday. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from the Press and Journal UTG construction to be finished by year’s end – but public will have to wait for grand opening Granite-gate: Trolls abuse Aberdeen businessman and his kids after UTG granite was dumped on their land Missing UTG granite reported to police as we track it down to leafy Aberdeen suburb Will the multi-million-pound Union Terrace Gardens project end decades of debate?