Christmas Lights 2018 - 2019
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Open every day from 14th December
5pm to 10pm ( last entry at 9.00 pm)
Closed on Xmas Eve, Xmas Day and Boxing Day
England United Kingdom
Magical Lantern Festival
WHAT IS THE MAGIC LANTERN FESTIVAL?
The Magic Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture, visitors will enter Christmas at Birmingham Botanical Gardens through a giant 12-metre wide lantern entrance, before following a stunning trail around the gardens. From Santa and his reindeer’s to flowers and animals, these giant lanterns will light up the beautiful ponds, woodland, gardens and pathways of the Birmingham attraction.
These unique, artistic and beautifully constructed installations are being designed and made in China, and brought over to Birmingham especially for the event. Joining Santa and his reindeer will be a beautiful 12-metre wide lantern scene featuring penguins, snowmen, Christmas trees and baubles. There will also be a giant Christmas fairy themed area, spanning an impressive 500 metres across the garden landscape, with a floating fairy surrounded by beautiful butterflies and a garden floor awash with thousands of brightly lit tiny lights.
Celebrating over 2,000 years of lantern festivals, Christmas at Birmingham Botanical Gardens will also feature some traditional Chinese lanterns, alongside the Christmas lanterns. Bamboo pandas will spread out into the open space, alongside a mesmerising Chinese Pagoda lantern that’s wrapped in gold silk and stands at eight metres high. Vibrant colours will continue with a proud peacock lantern that stands at 12 metres wide and three metres high; and even a magnificent scene of giant birdcages, wrapped in flowers and housing brightly-illuminated birds will capture your imagination with its vast 10 metre width and eight metre height. You’ll even see a larger than life grasshopper that stands at almost two metres tall.
Brighten up your winter by visiting our special seasonal illuminations!