MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM

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

LANTERN TRAILS

Christmas Themed Lanterns

Visitors will enter the festival through a giant, ornate, Xmas themed, lantern entrance feature before they embark on a fascinating journey through Botanical Gardens uncovering stunning lanterns in all shapes and sizes representing the festive season.

See Santa and his reindeers in a picture postcard scene, a beautifully constructed Xmas scene in true tradition and style.

Xmas is not complete without penguins, warming the hearts of little ones as they stare in wonder at this 12-metre wide lantern scene created with children in mind. Snowmen, penguins, Xmas trees, presents and baubles, all lit up with thousands of multi-coloured lights twinkling against the night sky.

Sitting under a tree of brightly lit shooting stars is a teddy bear lantern surrounded by colourful wrapped Xmas present lanterns. This lantern scene will remind you of Xmas in years gone by.

The highlight of the Xmas themed lanterns will be a Xmas fairy themed area spreading an impressive 500-metres across the garden landscape. A life size lantern of a Xmas fairy floating above the grass with numerous blue and white butterflies flying around her. The garden floor is awash with thousands of brightly lit tiny lights making this scene truly mesmerizing.

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Wildlife & Nature Lanterns

Visitors will see an array of lantern recreations of plants, flowers, nature, animals and wildlife. These artistic masterpieces have been intricately designed and installed to suit the garden surroundings.

Oozing vibrant colours and a distinctive style, look out for the giant proud peacock lantern standing 12-metres wide by 3-metres high with its plume of feathers stretched out across the gardens.

Nestled on the pond is a lantern scene of two giant frogs sitting upon lily flowers surrounded by purple water flowers glistening in the night sky.

A truly magnificent scene of giant white LED lit birdcages, wrapped with flowers, containing brightly illuminated birds in all colors and sizes. This amazing lantern scene is 10-metres wide by 8-metres high and will capture the imagination of tropical forests.

This scene of nature captures the essence of garden wildlife with larger than life 1.8-metre high grasshoppers roaming amongst ladybirds and plants.

Birmingham’s Iconic Bullring Lantern

Birmingham is represented through its most recongisable iconic structure, the Bullring’s bronze bull. This larger than life lantern recreation of the bronze bull stands at an impressive 3.5-metres high making it the key attraction of the festival and the perfect photo opportunity.

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