Lantern Parade

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Barton’s annual Christmas Festival Lantern Parade will see Dinosaurs and Dragons soaring through the town centre streets as they make their way from The Ropewalk to the High Street in readiness for the switching on of the Christmas tree lights.

Young people who want to make their own lanterns and take part in the Parade, which takes place this year on Saturday, November 26, will have the opportunity during the half-term holiday later this month.

“Young people will be able to construct their own lantern which must be left at The Ropewalk until the parade but after that they are more than welcome to take the lanterns home with them,” said ST-ART project co-ordinator Janine Knight who is organising the October 24 to October 28 workshops which run every day from 10am to 3pm.

She added that it would take up to two days to make a lantern but if young people, for various reasons, were unable to commit that amount of time there was still the opportunity to be a part of the lantern-making and the Parade itself.

“This year we will making some larger lanterns for the parade that young people can help to make without the need to commit to two days,” she went on.

Lantern making is suitable for young people aged five years and over and their families but those under the age of eight years must be accompanied by an adult.

The Lantern Parade will leave The Ropewalk at 5pm on Saturday 26th November. Please arrive at 4:30pm to collect your lantern and receive instructions for the parade. The workshops have been funded by Barton upon Humber Town Council.

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