Birmingham Botanical Gardens transforms its spectacular grounds to host the illuminations from November 23 to January 1. It's a grand entrance that greets visitors with a glowing archway featuring a pair of huge unicorns.
The Christmas themed Magical Lantern Festival features an array of lit-up characters and scenes that visitors can wind their way around in a fun-packed stroll outdoors. Santa isn't far away, in a grotto or an illuminated version in the grounds.
It's perfect for a romantic night out or adventure with the whole family. Children will love seeing the bright lights and be enchanted by the pretty scenes - just remember to be wrapped up with woolly hats and gloves.
I visited ahead of the opening night and it takes at least 90 minutes to enjoy the whole gardens fully. For those who remember Walsall Illuminations from several years ago, this lantern festival is in a similar vein.
Some of the most delightful pieces are pretty shining flowers amid the trees of the Botanical Gardens. There's even a huge bright pink glowing lotus flower on the pond.
If you fancy a drink or snack, there are stalls dotted around the route including one for churros. The entrance also has a food village.
During its opening weeks, the Festival can be visited from Thursdays to Sundays each week. Opening hours increase to every day during the school Christmas holidays from Friday December 21 to January 1. During this period, it will be open from 5pm to 10pm each day with last entry at 9pm.
Pandas are one of the main attractions at the Magical Lantern Festival