The Snow Queen Festive Lantern Trail

It’s all about The Snow Queen this festive season!  Starting on 22nd November, Gloucester city centre will be illuminated with 24 lanterns telling the story of The Snow Queen.  Families can follow the walking trail from The Docks to the Cathedral and find the lanterns along the way – download the map here or collect one from Tourist Information Centre, Gloucester Guildhall or Gloucester Cathedral.


Photo of the Wicked Goblin lantern
Wicked Goblin by Matthew West & Harriet West

We are pleased to have been able to commission these five local artists to create the magical lanterns through the city’s Great Place Project: Anna Buckland, Ropert Mackenzie, Harriet West, Matthew West & Herewood Gabriel.  The trail also features some of the lanterns made by local artists and schools that were part of last weekend’s amazing lantern procession organised by Marketing Gloucester.



Don’t forget to stop at No. 56 (formerly Liquor & Chow) on Westgate Street to grab a Snow Queen themed hot chocolate, cocktail or mocktail.  (You may even be able to tick a few lanterns off while you’re there…hint, hint!)

The festive fun doesn’t stop here…

Blackfriars Priory is being transformed into a Winter Wonderland where families and schools can enjoy an immersive show of The Snow Queen, Produced by Strike a Light and presented by Gloucester Guildhall. The Snow Queen is a Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale and was the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen.  Don’t miss out!  Places are selling fast but you can still buy your tickets here.

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