The Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House and Gardens, how best to describe a brisk evening spent wandering among huge, rainbow coloured works of art representing the silk road and spreading messages or peace and prosperity?

… errrr, magical?

As yo can see, my little break from blogging over the winter months has done little to narrow my wit and range of vocab. They’re as sharp as ever and second to none … or more accurately to everyone.

Truth be told there’s not a lot to say (or type) about my evening spent strolling the footpaths of Chiswick gardens, among many vibrant and undoubtedly magical lanterns. It was a very visual experience, but a pleasant and entertaining one none the less, and possibly an ideal way to unwind after a testing week at work in London.

Ignore my tone, this was a nice way to spend an evening with my better half, I’m simply struggling for words. I could try pad this post out but if we’re all honest you’re here for photos and ticket details.

What I will say before providing each of the above is that the experience is affordable (in my opinion) fun for all the family, and any children in your party will enjoy the Disney themed lanterns and other characters which looked like they belong on the Nintendo Wii. They will also enjoy the ‘entertainment zone’ where you can also grab some food and a hot drink. Quite why the Ferris wheel (fresh from a stint at Winter Wonderland no doubt) needed to smash out drum and bass at extreme volumes I’ll never know. Not really in keeping with the theme of the silk road and wonders of China if you ask me. Shame it’s the last thing you see and hear before reaching the exit door and leaving the gardens.

Anyway, about those photos. Here we go …

Magical Lantern Festival Photos

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Magical Lantern Festival – Tickets and Prices

OK so here’s the bad news, it’s done, over for 2017.  As of Feb 26th the lanterns erected to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017 have been turned off.

The good news, that this was the 2nd year the festival has been held in Chiswick gardens, and judging by the crowds upon my visit I would guess at there being a good chance of the same (or similar) happening again next year.

Price wise my better half and I each paid £12.50 for our tickets.  I can only assume it will be roughly the same next year unless the experience changes dramatically.  We’ll see.

Magical Lantern Festival Chiswick Gardens

Magical Lantern Festival Chiswick Gardens

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Magical Lantern Festival