The Magical Lantern Festival is taking place at Roundhay Park in Leeds this year: 2016.
The Magical Lantern Festival is billed as a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. A stunning outdoor Christmas themed event, a festival of light and illumination. Visitors will follow a trail around CANAL GARDENS AND THE CHELSEA GARDENS and explore amazing giant lanterns, which represent Christmas, traditional Chinese culture and the amazing 2000-year heritage of Lantern Festivals.
Visitors can enter the festival through a giant 16 metre wide lantern entrance feature before embarking on a fascinating journey, discovering stunning lanterns in all shapes, colours and sizes from santa and reindeers to flowers and animals.
25th November 2016 to 2nd January 2017
We understand that the event is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - each evening with ticketed admission every 15 minutes from 5pm to 9.00pm.
From Thursday 15th December to Friday 23rd December (School holidays) the event is open EVERY DAY. Then after Christmas from Monday 26th January to Monday 2rd January INCLUDING NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW YEARS DAY.
E&OE please confirm before making a special journey! (closed 24th and 25th December).
Magical Lantern Festival Tickets.
Adult tickets are on sale online for £12.50 (plus £1.37 fee) in advance, or you can pay £14 on the day.
Child tickets are £8.50 (plus £1.12 fee) advance or £10 on the day.
A 'Family Ticket' (for 4 people) has different prices shown on the organisers site and then on the ticketing site, but is charged in advance at £42.68 including fees - or £44 on the day.
NOTE THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SANTA AND THE GROTTO
Link to Magical Lantern ticket sales here: link
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Children aged 3 and under enter free and do not need a ticket.
A stroll through some of the enclosed areas of the park near Tropical World, inlcuding Canal Gardens, The Rose Garden and The Chelsea Gardens with illuminated lanterns, with an opportunity to meet Santa Claus in his Grotto (Tipi!!).