Lantern Parade

School Lantern Procession

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.

This year, we are 

In normal years, the parade starts from outside Davenies School in 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.

2020 will allow you to enjoy the parade online, with lots of opportunities to be involved on the night.

Prizes for Best Lanterns

The lanterns are decorated by the children. Their creativity is amazing and this year prizes will be awarded for the best lantern from each school.

Announcement of the winners will happen towards the end of our event.

Why not check out the schedule to see what else is happening over the evening.

2020 Theme

The theme for 2020 will be announced shortly.

Schools Taking Part

We are delighted to welcome:

  • Holtspur

  • Davenies School

Parade Sponsor

The materials and support for the children to construct the lanterns relies on the generous sponsorship of Univeral Care.

Carols On The Green

At the end of our  parade, carol singing will be led by Reverend Jeremy Brooks of St Mary & All Saints Church, recorded in St Mary's Church supported by St Mary's Choir.