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Magical Lantern Festival Birmingham

Christmas at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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.


Visitors will enter the festival through a giant 12-metre wide lantern entrance feature before they embark on a fascinating journey through the gardens uncovering stunning lanterns in all shapes, colours and sizes from santa and reindeers to flowers and animals.


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. Look out for the lantern recreation of Birmingham’s most famous modern landmark, the Bullring’s bronze bull…..


The festival has a range of international food and beverage vendors and festival merchandise will also be available to purchase as a memento of your experience.

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