A brand-new winter lights event, brought to you by the brilliant Lantern Company

Fun lovers and families are invited to step into the beautiful Victorian surroundings of Croxteth Hall and Gardens this December, where a magical, illuminated adventure awaits. Lantern Company, renowned for their extraordinary illuminated events and parades the world over, are back in town with a brand-new illuminations extravaganza called The Secret Winter Garden – created especially for Croxteth Hall. The event has been made possible by support from Liverpool City Council. 

For 10 nights only (December 13-22), this grand Victorian venue and its stunning gardens will be transformed into a luminous wintery wonderland, to delight and enthral visitors of all ages. Venture through a long-forgotten doorway to discover The Secret Winter Garden. Uncover a glowing trail full of giant surprises, secret pathways, amazing creatures and enchanting characters. If you have one festive treat this winter – this is the one. Visitors can also enjoy a beautiful twilight market, stocked with delicious festive food and drinks as well as unique handmade Christmas gifts and crafts made by local artisans and craftspeople. And for those wanting to get creative, you can also take part in Lantern Company workshops, where you can make a mini lantern or tree decoration to take home – brilliant activities for the whole family.

Jo Pocock, artistic director, said:

“We are so excited to finally announce our new event here in Liverpool – The Secret Winter Garden, at the beautiful Croxteth Hall and Country Park this December. It’s for audiences of all ages, and the gardens will be aglow with astonishing sights and enchanting sounds… a luminous adventure full of surprises!”

Deputy mayor of Liverpool culture, tourism and events, Cllr Wendy Simon, said:

“It is an absolute thrill to be working alongside the amazing Lantern Company once again. Their creativity produces events that capture the public’s imagination and The Secret Winter Garden promises visitors a magical experience in the lead up to Christmas. It’s also an opportunity to throw the spotlight on Croxteth Hall and Country Park – one of our most treasured public assets.”

The Secret Winter Garden at Croxteth Hall runs from December 13-22, each night from 4.30pm-9pm, with last entries at 7.30pm. Tickets went on sale last week. To avoid disappointment, book early by visiting www.lanterncompany.co.uk.