Leamington Lantern Parade

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This is an event that brings the whole community together in a creative way to share in the spirit of Christmas, meet new people, create something wonderful, share smiles, and have a fun, magical evening lighting up our beautiful town centre.

It is our intention that this event grows into an event that thousands of people can take part in every year.

Every year we see around 1,000 lanterns winding their way through the town centre whatever the weather! Entertainment starts at the Bandstand approximately 30 minutes before the parade sets off. It winds its way around the Pump Room Gardens, up Bedford Street to Warwick Street and then along to the Parade before heading back down to the Town Hall, meeting Santa’s reindeer along the way. For the finale, the Royal Spa Brass Band leads Christmas carols on the Town Hall steps.

We offer FREE lantern making workshops throughout November, where all the equipment is supplied in a local venue so that the community can come together and make lanterns supported by some of our fabulous local artists and volunteers.

Toys for Children

Every Christmas there are a huge amount of local families who just cannot afford Christmas, so we collect Toys for Local Children.

The initiative is aimed at supporting families in our community who need a little extra help making their Christmas wishes come true. We appreciate your help with whatever donation that you are able to give.

It doesn’t matter how big or small, the only stipulation is that your gift must be new. If you wrap your gift up we just need to know if it’s for a girl or boy and the approximate age between 0-18.

All toys will be distributed to local children by Christmas Eve.