The UK PREMIERE of the Magical Lantern Festival comes to Chiswick House Gardens in London, an iconic venue to host the UK’s latest iconic festival.

The Magical Lantern Festival is visually spectacular, an artistic installation of beautifully sculpted life-size and giant lanterns designed in various forms from animals and birds to buildings and abstract lantern designs of all shapes and sizes. 

To mark the Year of the Monkey 2016, a Mount Huaguo lantern with an illuminated waterfall will provide the fairytale setting for an intricate recreation of popular Chinese fable, The Monkey King.

Beautifully kept and landscaped, Chiswick House & Gardens is the perfect outdoor setting for the Magical Lantern Festival. The scale and grandeur of the gardens lends itself perfectly to the layout of the lanterns with their combination of grand vistas and hidden pathways, architectural delights and a dazzling array of wildlife.

Visit the UK’s largest ever lantern festival at Chiswick House & Gardens with over  50 giant artistic lantern installations. 

Festival Highlights

Breathtaking centrepiece will feature a 66-metre-long dragon

10-metre tall, lantern recreation of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven

8-metre high, porcelain Imperial Palace lantern

Larger than life Terracotta Army lantern

Ethereal Tree of Life lantern, illuminating the oversized
mushrooms, plants and flowers

Mount Huaguo lantern to mark the Year of the Monkey 2016

Market areas with the irresistible smells of international cuisine, hot tipples and unique gifts to remember the experience