Lantern parade set to light up January 2020

July 26 2019
Lantern parade set to light up January 2020

Bedminster’s famous winter lantern parade will be going ahead, despite organisers still needing to raise more cash.

The team behind the popular annual parade say that they decided to give the event the green light following “overwhelming demand” from the local community.

It has also been scheduled for the new year following feedback from local people who said that they preferred the event in January, to brighten up the shorter, darker days.

The parade will take place on January 11.

Chair of the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade Malcolm Brammar says the efforts to get more funding will continue throughout the year but the creative team can now be recruited and the operational planning of the event started.

The three-month lantern making programme in local primary schools and community centres will begin across BS3 in autumn.

Malcolm said: “Many people have told BWL they preferred the popular event bringing light and colour during the month of January, so  weather permitting, the early evening of Saturday January 11th 2020 will be the climax of project with the spectacular parade of illuminated lanterns taking to the streets, followed by the fireworks finale.”