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Jason Allen 11/10/23

Pumpkin Lanterns at Dalston Curve

Pumpkin Lanterns at Dalston Curve | A pack o’ lanterns

Pumpkin lanterns.

They’re gourdgeous.

And at the end of October there’ll be nearly a hundred of them atmospherically dotted around Dalston Eastern Curve Garden for their annual pumpkin carving competition.

dalston pumpkin lanterns

The lanterns will be displayed every night from Wednesday 25th – Tuesday 31st October, with the garden staying open especially until 10pm each night. And if you’ve never been into Dalston Curve before, it’s basically a hidden patch of woodland that used to be an old railway line, and is now a beautiful, festoon-lit community garden. Critically, it also has a bar –  and they’ll be serving mulled wine, spiced cider & hot toddies every night.

Last year, there were more than 80 jack o’ lanterns, each individually carved by Dalston residents, and this year there are expected to be even more. Local residents are encouraged to bring their own creations from home, but the garden will also be hosting carving sessions if you want to get involved…

…and squash the competition.


NOTE: Dalston Pumpkin Lantern Festival runs from 25th – 31st October, opening daily until 10pm. It’s completely free to enter and visit, and you can find out more right HERE.

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden | 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF

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Pumpkin Lanterns at Dalston Curve

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, Dalston, E8 3DF