Magical Lantern Festival launches in Leeds' Roundhay Park

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds
The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds
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A dazzling array of lights and lanterns was unveiled in Roundhay Park, Leeds tonight.

The Magical Lantern Festival is back following the hugely successful festival in Roundhay Park in 2016.

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

Tonight, the festival opened and will be held five days per week from Wednesday to Sunday each week.

It will also be open every day during the school Christmas holidays, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

A spokesman for the event said: "This year's Christmas themed Lantern Festival will illuminate part of Roundhay Park turning it into a spectacular fusion of dual culture, vibrant colours and artistic sculptures!

"Prepare to enter a magical experience and discover life-sized and large-than-life lanterns in all shapes and forms, from 'Polar Bears on Ice' to a magnificent giant 'Chinese Temple of Heaven' lantern recreation.

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

"The festival will not only wow visitors with its beautiful hand-sculpted lanterns, the entertainment area adds another dimension to this wonderful night out with a food and drink area, bar, Santa's Grotto, handful of fairground rides for children and merchandise marquee where visitors can buy a souvenir of their experience to take home.

"The festival is open from 5pm to 10pm with last entry at 9pm."

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival in Leeds

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