Returning to Chiswick House and Gardens, The Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Visitors can expect to see some of the most artistic and beautifully sculptured lantern installations outside of China.
The festival has entered its second year in London as the UK prepares to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017 and its cultural significance surrounding this extraordinary event. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Explore The Silk Road’. Visitors will discover magnificent life-sized and oversized lantern scenes, which represent and highlight this significant route of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China.
The Silk Road Festival journey begins with a 15-metre wide lantern of London’s Houses of Parliament. Visitors continue their tour by exploring lanterns related to the Silk Road representing Europe, Central Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China.
The entertainment area adds another dimension to the experience with an international range of food and beverage vendors, festival merchandise, a 30-metre synthetic ice-rink, 3D lantern photo opportunities, virtual reality gaming experience and a mini funfair and games.
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