Sefton Park hosts magical lantern carnival this halloween

On Sunday 30th October the annual Halloween lantern parade will take place in Sefton Park. Beginning at 5:30 pm from the Boating Lake and Livingstone Drive North entrances of the park, two parades will set off and meet for a spellbinding finale of magic mystery and mayhem.

The ghosts are on the move and they’re hungry! Hungry Ghosts of all shapes and sizes will be rampaging through Sefton Park this year as part of the Halloween Lantern Carnival. The delirious ghosts emerge from the darkness, attracted by the light of hundreds of community made lanterns and seek food and drink, warmth, love and friendship from the mortal world.

Come and see giant illuminated stones covered with mysterious markings, move of their own accord through the park, pulled by magnetic astrological forces. Witness bizarre, unimaginable and downright ludicrous rituals, where winged creatures bat through the trees and hermits levitate teacups whilst balancing on one leg. Runic dancers, choral chanting, conspiracy theorists and Newsflash reporters rove through the crowds, as a magical offering of lanterns draws the ancient circle of the Sefton Stones together, opening a firey portal to the cosmos!

Will enough love be generated to release the hungry ghosts from their torments..?


Organisers advise the public to arrive in plenty of time for the Parade and use public transport where possible.

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