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Leamington Lantern parade lights up town centre

Laura Kearns 4th Dec, 2017 Updated: 4th Dec, 2017

LEAMINGTON Lantern Parade lit up the town at the weekend.

Hundreds joined the light spectacle, organised by BID Leamington, for the annual parade from The Bandstand in the Pump Room Gardens to the town hall on Sunday (December 3).

This year’s parade was the biggest yet with more than 600 lanterns featuring in the parade, including a Star Wars lantern, a bright pink dragon, and a giant robin.

The parade ended with Christmas carols around the Tree of Lights where there were reindeer, stilt-walking angels from Vortex Creates and entertainment from the Royal Spa Brass Band and singer David Harrop.

Stephanie Kerr, executive director of BID Leamington, said: “Each year we are overwhelmed by the spectacular creativity we see at the Parade and this year was no different.

“People of all ages were showcasing a huge variety of beautiful and incredible creations and it was wonderful to see the local community come together in this way.

“The workshops we provided were an incredible success in getting the town involved and creating some impressive lanterns for the event and we would like to thank the local businesses that supported these workshops and our volunteers from the University of Warwick and the Rotary Club.”

BID Leamington is also running other festive events in the town centre in the run-up to Christmas, including the Golden Ticket festive giveaway.

Visit www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk for full details.

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