The Magic Lantern festival

What is it?

Chiswick House gardens is transformed into a beautiful display of magical, colourful lanterns. The displays are beautiful and imaginative. You can only imagine the amount of time and effort put into each one. It’s open 5pm-10pm. Check the website for further details.

http://www.magicallantern.uk/london

Where is it?

Chiswick house & gardens. Look out for the signs. It’s not easy to get to.

How much is it?

Children 3 and under are free but will have to pay for the grotto.

Tickets are from £14. Please check the website for further details.

What’s there to do?

The lanterns – there are so many beautiful displays. Was definitely my favourite part of the night.

Santas grotto – £10 and your child gets a gift and a photo (you have to pay for prints) I wasn’t too impressed at how quickly the time went with Santa. We was literally in there for like 2 minutes.

I wouldn’t recommend seeing Santa there as there are plenty of other places you can go to where you don’t feel like you’re being rushed. The gift wasn’t even wrapped up which I thought was quite odd.

There’s also a small fairground with bumper cars and a few rides and a few places to eat and drink.

It was a very nice night out. Freezing!!!!! But nice. My only disappointment was the Santas grotto, but the gift was nice and my daughter loves it.

Need to know

  • It’s going to be cold. Make sure you are all wrapped up warm.
  • It’s outside, wellies will be your best friend.
  • I would recommend getting public transport. Parking can be a nightmare

I took so many beautiful pictures you can see some of them below.

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