Garlands and Chinese lantarns

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Garlands and Chinese lantarns

During the winter festivals held in around 1900 skating rinks would naturally be festively lit and decorated. Oil lamps, torches or flambeaus, fire barrels and, in particular, Chinese lanterns turned night into day.  Wealthy skating clubs used “electric light”, magnesium light or Wells paraffin gas lamps to create a festive atmosphere. Bunting and garlands were also hung up as decorations. 


Of course it wouldn’t be a festive occasion without music, so there were also brass bands or organs on the ice and sometimes even a skating violinist. 


Garlands and Chinese lantarns

Activiteit datum

Van 09-12-2017 t/m 21-01-2018
10:00 - 17:00 uur

Aantal personen
All ages