Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House and Gardens


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Wander through a garden of magical lights as The Magical Lantern Festival comes to Chiswick House and Gardens.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in a unique way: see spectacular light installations and hand-made lanterns in the shape of life-sized animals and plants, on an enchanting walk through Chiswick House’s famous gardens.

Follow a magical lantern adventure through Europe, Egypt, Persia, India and China, as you retrace the ancient Silk Road, this year’s special theme. Meet illuminated sphinx and camels on the way, and see a magnificent lantern rendition of the Colosseum and a life-size replica of the ship that Chinese Admiral Zheng used on his explorations. Plus, keep an eye out for the giant luminous sculpture of the Houses of Parliament!

You can also taste exotic delicacies at the street food market, or step inside the glistening Eis Haus pop-up bar made entirely out of ice and filled with Chinese New Year-inspired ice sculptures. If you still have the energy, put your skates on and enjoy the 600-square-metre (6,460-square-foot) ice rink, try some virtual-reality headsets, or challenge yourself to solve tricky Chinese bamboo-lantern riddles.


Venue Details & Map

English Heritage: Chiswick House and Grounds

Burlington Lane
W4 2RP
+44 (0)20 8995 0508
Public transport:
Train: Chiswick Station - 5 mins walk. Tube: Turnham Green - 20 mins walk. Bus: 190 or E3

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