Christmas Lantern Parade in Chester

Lantern Parade takes place on 30th November 2017

Festive lanterns are set to light up Chester city centre on Thursday 30th November.

Chester’s Queen of Light joins hundreds of local school children for this year’s Lantern Parade celebration.

The parade will leave from Chester’s Christmas Market at 7pm with children carrying their handmade lanterns along St Werburgh Street accompanied by the Queen of Light.

They’ll then walk along Eastgate Street to the Cross, down Bridge Street, then turn around and head towards Northgate Street, with the parade ending back at the Christmas Market in Town Hall Square.

Primary schools taking part this year include: Cherry Grove, Belgrave, Boughton Heath, Hoole, Chester Bluecoat, Dee Point and Tarporley.

Cllr Louise Gittins, CWAC cabinet member for communities and wellbeing, said: “This is always a popular festive parade, the lanterns have been made by the children in workshops led by Chester artist Russell Kirk.

“Russell has made structures for parades including the Twelve Days of Christmas, Midsummer Watch, Winter Watch and Diwali - his Queen of Light structure adds to the Lantern Parade spectacle.”

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