Halloween Lantern Carnival is an annual event produced by The Lantern Company that has become hugely popular and attracts a large population to Liverpool's Sefton Park.
The carnival features giant puppets, kinetic floats, pyrotechnics, sculptures that light up the night sky and on the ground thousands of costumed characters create a visual story telling transporting the spectators to a imaginary world. I have collected some of the magnificent lanterns to share with you here.
The event also organizes community-led Lantern Carnival creative workshops where everyone is encouraged to participate to make their own handmade lanterns ahead of the event. You can find more details on the workshop, if you wish to participate and learn about the event on their website.
It's with the support from the local community and funding from Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool and Arts Council England the carnival is made possible each year.