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 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