The materials and support for the children to construct the lanterns relies on the
generous sponsorship of Univeral Care.
St Mary & All Saints
Holtspur Scout Group
Schools taking part
Assembly:6.45 to 7.00pm in Station Road by Davenies School.
Route: Station Road to Town Hall Green. Followed by carol singing on the green.
Every year one of the highlights of the event is the procession of lanterns. The
lanterns are made and decorated by the children themselves with the support of their
schools. Over 400 children and their parents join the parade.
The parade starts from Station Road and follows the main road through the town, over
the railway bridge to the Council Green.
The parade normally includes Santa on his sleigh, a fire engine (subject to availability),
brass bands and local dignitaries.
Every year we choose a different them to allow children the freedom to express their
creativity when they decorate their lanterns. The theme for 2018 is yet to be announced.