Salisbury Lantern Procession to RETURN for 2019

Salisbury Lantern Procession to RETURN for 2019

Published by Jack Deery at 6:04am 31st October 2019. (Updated at 6:17am 31st October 2019)

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It's coming back for it's 8th year and now's our chance to get involved.

Once again, Salisbury BID and the City Council have teamed up to brighten up the city this winter.

They're bringing the festive Salisbury Lantern & Lights Procession back, on Thursday 12th December.

Also returning for 2019, they are holding lantern making workshops held to give people the opportunity to learn how to make them traditionally and out of tissue paper. 

Lantern Procession 2018
Last year’s procession saw hundreds of lanterns and thousands of people light up the city


The drop-in sessions are being hosted by Wiltshire Creative and there are two taking place: 

  • Saturday 9th November: 10.00am - 3.00pm at Salisbury Arts Centre
  • Saturday 30th November: 10.00am - 3.00pm at Salisbury Guildhall 
Salisbury Christmas Lantern Parade 2016 22 (Spencer Mulholland)
The lantern procession has become a popular part of the run-up to Christmas in Salisbury

It's one of Salisbury's planned Christmas events this year with families, schools, community groups and businesses are all encouraged to come and get involved.

This December's lantern procession is being sponsored by Openreach who are offering a prize for the best entry.

James Tappenden, Fibre First Director at Openreach, said:

 "Our engineers are out in Salisbury every day working hard to build a network that will deliver broadband at the speed of light. So, of course it was a lightbulb moment when we offered to sponsor the Lantern & Lights Procession.

I can't wait to see all the brilliant entries and look forward to awarding the best one with our prize of a tech bundle worth £500." 

Salisbury Christmas Lantern Parade 2016 10 (Ellie Harries)
The lanterns are lovingly made by Salisbury groups and schools to bring some festive cheer to the city's streets

To protect the environment and to prevent danger to wildlife, lanterns and lights joining the illuminated procession will be battery powered, naked flames are not permitted, and no lanterns will be released into the sky. 

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