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The Lantern Company's Halloween Lantern Parade 2014

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Linda Forshaw likes to write about local haunts and far-flung lands. She lives in Liverpool, England, and spends her free time exploring new places and planning adventures with her little girl. Follow her on Twitter @seelindaplay
There's Something Spooky Going On At Sefton Park
Liverpool's beautiful Sefton Park is once again set to play host to the Lantern Company's magical Halloween Lantern Parade. Following on from the success of last year's 'Day of the Dead' themed event, this year's parade will take place on Saturday 1st November. Just when you thought Halloween was over, huh?

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Halloween Lantern Festival

As has been the case in previous years, the theme of the event is a closely guarded secret - one which will only be revealed by the flyers that will soon start to circulate the city. It's hard to imagine anything topping last year's bonfire and firework extravaganza, although given the Lantern Company's history, I'm in no doubt that they will succeed in putting on another sensational show.

The parade is due to start at 6.30pm, although if you want a good spot, it pays to get there a little earlier. Wellies are a must. Trust me on that one. I am living proof that Converse tend to stick in the mud and stay there. After the parade and finale have finished, don't be in too much of a rush to get out of the park and back to your car (which you can reasonably expect to have parked a long walk away). The crowds, the darkness, and the mud ensure that's verging on impossible anyway. Plus, if you rush off, you'll miss out on the toffee apple cider on sale afterward.

If you really can't wait to find out the theme of the 2014 Liverpool Lantern Parade, you can book a place on one of the lantern making workshops. It costs just £7 to make a lantern at one of these events, although you'll have to book soon. Workshops at the Old Police Station and the Palm House are already full, but you might still get a spot in the Black-E, the Isla Gladstone Conservatory (Stanley Park), or Gateacre School.

For more information about the parade or to book a place on one of the workshops visit the Lantern Company.

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Lanterns at the Liverpool Halloween Lantern Festival

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Why? Light up for Halloween
When: Saturday 1st November
Phone: 0151 727 3500
Where: Sefton Park, Liverpool
Cost: Free
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