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Lantern Parade ~ Cathedral grounds

posted 13 Nov 2015, 04:10 by Desiree Ratcliffe-Lattimore   [ updated 13 Nov 2015, 04:38 ]
2015 November
27 Friday: 18:30
A highlight of the Christmas events calendar, watch as participants process with their home-made paper lanterns through the Cathedral grounds and light up the night sky in a stunning display.

The event will culminate in Congregational carols led by Churches Together Winchester Gospel Choir.

If you are taking part in the parade this year with an existing lantern or a lantern you are making at home, you will need to register each adult and child attending the parade & number of lanterns you will bring. 

Registration for this event is free of charge. 

Please note: Lanterns that are not made in a workshop must be made using willow and lantern tissue paper. 

As the parade will be starting inside the Cathedral, candles are not permitted.

If you are interested in participating in a workshop, Bella Crafts will be hosting lantern-making workshops at their Fair Oak site; they can also provide kits and instructions for those who prefer to make their lanterns at home.
Lantern Making Workshops held at Bella Crafts

The cost is £15 per Lantern (depending on size)
Great fun, handmade Children's Lantern's £3 each
  • Thu 12 Nov from 16:00-18:00 - for beginners
  • Sat 14 Nov from 14:00-18:00 - everyone
  • Sun 15 Nov from 13:00-16:00 - everyone
  • Thu 19 Nov from 16:00-18:00 - for beginners
  • Sat 21 Nov from 14:00-18:00 - everyone
  • Sun 22 Nov from 13:00-16:00 - everyone
Private workshops can be provided for groups.

Lantern Making Kits
Lantern Making kits will be available from Bella Crafts from 20 Oct. 
The kits will include willow, a mix of coloured tissue paper and wire. 
Kits will need to be collected in person due to size.

For more information visit www.bellacrafts.co.uk/winchester-lantern-paradeor call 023 8051 7054