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.

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.

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.

The awards will happen at the end of the procession.

Leading The Procession

The procession will be led by the Beaconsfield Town Mayor followed by Santa and his reindeer.

The procession leaders will be joined by Egham Pipe Band and representatives of Year 6 local schools that are taking part.

2019 Theme

The theme for 2020 will be announced during 2020.

Schools Taking Part

We are delighted to welcome:

  • St Mary & All Saints
  • Holtspur
  • Holtspur Scout Group
  • High March
  • Butlers Court
  • Alfriston

Timings 2019

Assembly: 6.45 to 7.00pm 
In Station Road by Davenies School.

Start: 7.00pm

Station Road to Town Hall Green. Followed by carol singing on the green.

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

Once the procession has reached the green, carol singing will be led by Reverend Jeremy Brooks of St Mary & All Saints Church, supported by Beaconsfield Musical & Operatic Society and should be at around 7.30 pm, dependant upon the speed of the procession.