Have you ever wanted an excuse to put on a costume or a mask or even just some sparkly make-up and walk through a park on a magical evening? Where children can become faeries or unicorns or ladybugs and adults can become their favourite medieval character or an imaginary creature from some other world….all the while you are transported to an etherial glowing woodland with ponds and trees and floating globes and glowing figures….the Luminara Lantern Festival held in Victoria once a year in July is such an evening!

This year I took up the opportunity and donned my green elvish-looking cape, gilded with golden stars and hood, made up my eyes with green, blue and pink sparkles and even splashed a few purple streaks in my hair to enjoy Luminara a little more.
The evening was full of colourful characters, fantastic entertainment, and wonderful creative lanterns both on the grounds of St. Anne’s Academy and all over Beacon Hill Park.

Here are just a few interesting shots from the evening.

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