Take a Trip to the Magical Lantern Festival

Looking for something to get you into the festive spirit? Then you should take a trip to the spectacular Magical Lantern Festival.

The highly-anticipated festival is lighting up the city this festive season, with stunning lanterns taking over the beautiful ponds, woodland, gardens and pathways of Birmingham Botanical Gardens until 2 January 2017.

After making its debut in London, the Magical Lantern Festival has illuminated Birmingham Botanical Gardens with its stunning collection of handmade lanterns that have taken over the gardens’ plants, ponds and woodland, all whilst celebrating Chinese heritage. Visitors will enter through a giant 12-metre wide lantern entrance, before following an incredible trail around the gardens.

The Magical Lantern Festival will take you and your family and friends on a magic journey like no other as your eyes will be opened to the artistic and beautifully constructed lanterns. From a giant peacock that stands at 12-metres, to everything festive such as Father Christmas and his reindeer play in the garden, the Magical Lantern Festival is a visual feast, spanning an impressive 500 metres across the garden it’s a perfect night out for all ages.

Check out the mesmerising Chinese Pagoda lantern that’s wrapped in gold silk and stands at eight metres high, as well as one of Birmingham’s best-loved icons, the Bullring Bull, is also brought to light in the form of a three and a half metre replica lantern.

One of our highlights was a magnificent scene of giant birdcages, wrapped in flowers and housing brightly-illuminated birds will capture your imagination and you will even see a larger than life grasshopper that stands at almost two metres tall.

Once you’ve explored the trail, why don’t you treat yourself to some festive food and drink, with street food that is sure to tantalise your taste buds. Before heading

Before heading home to warm up by the fire, you can get your hands on some festive merchandise so you can take home your memories of the Magical Lantern Festive to treasure forever.

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