Magical Lantern Festival

January 19th – February 26th 2017, Chiswick House Gardens, London

London’s annual Magical Lantern Festival is back, with an all-new show transforming historic Chiswick House Gardens into a fairytale world of light sculptures, Chinese arts, virtual reality, games and food with a funfair and 600 square metre ice rink. The restored 18th century gardens in West London will see its 65 acres packed with over 50 illuminated, brand new installations celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, its London host and this year’s theme, The Silk Road. Attractions include a 15-metre illuminated sculpture of the Houses of Parliament, a full-size replica of the ship that Chinese Admiral Zheng used on his trade explorations and an ambitious lantern adventure across the Silk Road through Europe, Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China.