Visitors will experience a truly fascinating lantern trail as they explore the lantern trail around the beautifully landscaped grounds of Philips Park. The paths, greenery, bushes and trees will be illuminated with stunning hand-sculpted lanterns in all shapes and sizes. Along the route visitors will uncover multi-coloured lanterns at every twist and turn of the trail, offering amazing family photo opportunities and vividly lit scenery, making for a magical cultural Xmas experience.
Magical Lantern Festival Manchester - Lantern Highlights
Xmas Tree Scene
Visitors will marvel at the eight-meter high Xmas tree lantern with Santa and surrounded by lantern wrapped presents and a snowman, creating a memorable festive scene.
Beijing's Temple of Heaven
An impressive eight-meter high lantern recreation of Beijing's Temple of Heaven. A complex of buildings which were constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. This superb lantern structure and its architecture is the most impressive and largest cultural lantern at the festival.
Penguins on Ice
Xmas is not complete without a penguin scene and we have produced a stunning larger-than-life lantern scene of a colony of penguins resting on a glacier of ice.
Children will marvel at our lantern version of the Gingerbread House from the world-famous Hansel & Gretel fairy tale, complete with lantern lollipops and sweets.
A playful and entertaining footballing lantern celebrating the city's love affair with the beautiful game.