Free lantern making workshops ahead of Leamington parade - The Leamington Observer

Free lantern making workshops ahead of Leamington parade

Leamington Editorial 30th Oct, 2017   0

FESTIVE folk are being helped to light up Leamington once again.

Young and old alike are being urged to get creative for the sixth Leamington Lantern Parade taking place on Sunday December 3.

Free lantern making workshops will be held every Sunday in November ahead of the BID Leamington-organised event. All materials will be provided at the workshops taking place at the Pump Rooms on November 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Stephanie Kerr, executive director of BID Leamington, said: “The Leamington Lantern Parade is a truly magical event in the town’s calendar and heralds the countdown to Christmas.

“We really enjoy helping hundreds of local families get into the creative and festive spirit each year, and are once again looking forward to being wowed by the spectacular creations made by people of all ages either at home or at one of our workshops.

“We are encouraging local schools to get involved this year and would also like to hear from anyone over the age of 16 who would like to volunteer to help at the workshops and the lantern parade itself.

“We are also inviting people attending the parade to donate toys which will be distributed to local children in time for Christmas.”

The lantern parade will meet at The Bandstand in the Pump Room Gardens at 4pm and set off at approximately 4.30pm.

It will finish with Christmas carols around the Tree of Lights at the Town Hall, where there will also be reindeer, stilt-walking snowflakes and entertainment from the Royal Spa Brass Band and singer David Harrop.

The workshops will run from 10am to 4pm, with last entry at 2pm, and those attending are asked to allow approximately two hours to make a lantern.

Lantern making packs are also available from the offices of BID Leamington at 35c Park Court, off Park Street, at a cost of £5 per pack.

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