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Candlelight Nights

Candlelight Nights

Candlelight Nights takes place in August

Bournemouth’s award winning Lower Gardens are beautifully transformed by thousand’s of tealights in one of Bournemouth’s oldest traditions.

Candlelight Night takes place in the summer on selected dates:

2nd August 2017
9th August 2017
16th August 2017
23rd August 2017
New date added – 30th August 2017

The candles are lit at dusk and the displays represent anything from animals to cartoon characters. Tapers will be available free of charge but a small bit of advice – get there early as the queues can get quite long!

These enchanting displays twinkle away in the evening light providing a very magical feel to the gardens.

In addition to the lighting of the candles there are often fire shows and entertainers

Candlelight Nights

The event began in 1896 when Princess Eugiene of France visited the town and her route through the gardens was lit by candlelight.

Nowadays thousands of people visit each year to re-enact this visit. And this year the Candlelight Night event is going back to its original roots with a candlelit procession through Bournemouth’s historical Lower Gardens.
Join Empress Elizabeth on her journey to the seafront just as she did over a hundred years ago.
Young volunteers and their guardians are wanted to form part of the procession through the gardens. You will be provided with hanging lanterns and procession torches and invited to walk with the Empress to the seafront, where your lanterns will then form part of a special finale piece.

The procession gathers in the Lower Gardens and begins at 8.45pm, lasting around 20 minutes.
To register your place please call 01202 451718.

Charming, mesmerizing and beautiful, Candlelight Nights is a warming and captivating event for all ages. From 7.30pm (approx).

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