Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October
It’s time once more for Dalston’s annual ‘Halloween Pumpkin Lantern Show’. The Garden will be full of pumpkins waiting to be transformed by children, young people and adults over one marathon weekend of carving.
Pumpkin carving sessions take place
Saturday 25 October, 1-5pm
Sunday 26 October, 1-4pm
Lighting up of all of the pumpkins begins once the last pumpkin has been carved on Sunday evening. To keep out the cold there will be hot drinks and spicy pumpkin soup from the Garden Café, and Lattos Pizzas from the oven , the wood-burning stove will be lit in the Pineapple House and there will be lots of blankets and hot water bottles.
Please note, all pumpkins need to be left at the Garden until the day after the Lantern Show, when they can be collected in time for Halloween. Pumpkin carving is free, but we ask for donations towards costs of the pumpkins. Children under the age of eleven need to be accompanied by an adult.
The ‘Halloween Pumpkin Lantern Show’ launches the Garden’s annual ‘Festival of Light’ which runs throughout November and December when once again there will be lantern making events and activities for children and for adults and “Light Up Nights’ when the Garden is illuminated by all the hand-crafted lights.