MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM

25/11/2016-02/01/2017
CHRISTMAS @ BOTANICAL GARDENS

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The Magical Lantern Festival makes its debut in Birmingham at Botanical Gardens following the hugely successful UK launch in London last year.

The Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. A stunning outdoor Xmas themed event, a festival of light and illumination. Visitors will follow a trail around Botanical Gardens and explore amazing giant lanterns, which represent Xmas, traditional Chinese culture and the amazing 2000-year heritage of Lantern Festivals.

We promise visitors a truly amazing experience, a visual feast of light and illumination, hidden amongst the grandeur of Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens. The character of the 15-acre site is similar to a Victorian public park and lends itself perfectly to the layout of the lanterns, with its combination of ponds, woodland, gardens and pathways.

Visitors will see some of the most artistic and beautifully constructed lantern installations outside of China. The lanterns represent and celebrate Xmas and Chinese culture and heritage.

Children will be mesmerised by the fantastic array of colours, brightly lit giant lanterns in the shape of santa, reindeers, Xmas trees, flowers, plants, peacock, giant mushrooms, birds in cages, circus clowns, penguins, pandas, and so much more…..

The festival be open everyday throughout the Xmas school holidays apart from Xmas Eve and Xmas Day, making the festival the perfect destination for a family night out!

Lantern Trails

Explore the 75 Minute Lantern Trail

The Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. A stunning outdoor event, a festival of light and illumination. Visitors will follow a trail around the park and gardens exploring amazing giant lanterns in all shapes and sizes from wildlife and nature to animals and architecture!

FOOD & DRINK

International Food and Drink

Mouth watering international cuisine and traditional street food will be on offer at this year’s festival. From traditional Spanish Churros and authentic jerk chicken to sticky rice and dumplings, there will be something for everyone to tuck into!

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