The annual Christmas Lantern Parade take place on Saturday 9th December. The Annual Town Centre Christmas lantern Parade returns with the festive spectacle of families and their handmade lanterns parading around the market place. Community groups and residents from across the borough have been making small and large scale paper and willow lanterns in the weeks leading up to the parade. Groups include Local Primary Schools, Scouts, Brownies and Guides.
There will be an open lantern making workshop held in the covered market on Saturday 2nd December when anyone can come along and make a lantern to take part in the parade. The workshop will take place between 12pm and 2pm and participants should allow between 20 to 30 minutes to make their lantern. The workshop is free and any lanterns made will be kept and stored ready for the Parade so participants can collect them on the day at the Priory Centre ahead of the parade.
The Christmas Lantern Parade will take place from 3.30pm on Saturday 9th December and will conclude with carol singing led by Harbour Radio in the undercover canopy of the new market.