WATCH: Festive magic lights up The Alnwick Garden

The magic of Christmas came to The Alnwick Garden this afternoon with a spectacular lantern parade.

Enchanting lanterns, made by members of the community in a series of workshops at the Garden, lit up the night sky on the shortest day.

The lantern parade with Spark at The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman

The lantern parade with Spark at The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman

The parade was led by Spark, a group of magical drummers providing live music, light and movement.

The procession made its way into the Garden creating a spectacular visual feast for residents and visitors. and ended in front of the Grand Cascade, creating a beautiful display of light and sound.

Pictures and video by Jane Coltman