By Brendan Rees
A beautiful lantern show lit up the night sky over Lynbrook last weekend.
Colourful lanterns attracted crowds of more than 3,500 people at Banjo Paterson Park on Saturday 6 October.
The annual Lynbrook Lantern Festival, hosted by Lynbrook Residents Association, and now in its eighth year, left organiser Vanessa Watson saying it was “possibly our best yet.”
“Kids could paint a lantern that they hang to dry and at dusk they light up their lantern and go on a lantern walk through the park led this year by Draco a dinosaur who was about seven foot tall,” Ms Watson said.
Hungry crowds were well fed with food trucks including twisty taters, barbeque and Dutch poffertjes while children stayed entertained with rides, an animal farm, face painting,a performance by Josh Tooth and the Glenbrae Celtic Dancers as well as Evolution Music singers, and magician Tim Mason.
Ms Watson said the event was magical with families mesmerised by the lanterns floating on the banks of the lake.
“We actually ran out of lanterns towards the end of the night which hasn’t happened before,” she said. “We try to keep our price family friendly so that this event is accessible for all.”
“Entry was free and many of the rides and attractions were free or discounted.”
A spectacular fire show also left spectators in awe at the end of the night.