Christmas Lantern Parade in Chester on 26 November

16 November 2015

Chester’s Christmas celebrations welcome back the Queen of Light as hundreds of children parade through the streets with their lanterns for the annual Lantern Parade on Thursday 26 November.

The children leave from the Town Hall Square at 7pm, walking with their handmade lanterns past the Cathedral along St Werburgh Street, turning onto Eastgate Street, they will walk down Bridge Street, then turn around and head for Northgate Street, with the Parade ending at the Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square.

Primary Schools taking part include Belgrave, Boughton Heath, Cherry Grove, Chester Bluecoat, Hoole, Lache, Newton and Tarporley.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Wellbeing said: “Primary school children have created their own lanterns with the help of Chester artist Russell Kirk to bring this seasonal parade to the city.

“The parade will also include Chester’s Queen of Light, the giant structure built by Russell, adding more sparkles.” The Lantern Parade is part of Chester’s Christmas celebrations that include the first visit by the famous Coca-Cola Christmas Truck organised by Chester Bid (3 December) the Christmas Market in Town Hall Square, Chester Zoo’s Lantern Magic, Chester Cathedral’s Christmas Carol exhibition, The Winter Watch Parades (10 and 17 December) and Saturnalia Parade (17 December). Visit for full details.

The magic of last year’s Lantern Parade

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