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Kick the Dust Youth Group Presents: 'Light the Way to Christmas'

Christmas Lantern Making Workshop. 2pm to 4:30pm and Lantern Parade at 4:45pm on Sunday 27 November 2022.

Published: Wednesday, 9th November 2022

As part of the popular King’s Lynn Christmas Lights switch-on event taking place on Sunday 27 November 2022, children are invited to make their own remote controlled lantern to take home for Christmas

The free workshop will run from 2pm until 4.30pm on the Tuesday Market Place. There’s also festive family entertainment on the stage from Radio West Norfolk presenter Simon Rowe and live music from the Miss Jones Trio and Bear Club.

But the fun won't stop there! Afterwards at 4.40pm the lantern makers should all meet at the Lantern sign on the Tuesday Market Place to begin a parade around King’s Lynn town centre, which starts at 4.45pm. Parents are asked to escort their children throughout.

The parade will wind through town, the Vancouver Quarter and back to the Tuesday Market Place ready for the count down to the Christmas lights being switched on.

Rachael Williams leading a previous Lantern Parade through King's Lynn


We recommend wearing warm clothing; Christmas jumpers, hats and gloves, so you will stay nice and toasty.

Rachael Williams, Learning and Engagement Officer at Stories of Lynn is already looking forward to this year’s parade:

“I am so excited that we are going to be Lighting the way to Christmas with the children and young people of King’s Lynn. I love to recycle waste plastics and I am really grateful to my youth group and my colleagues for helping us to collect enough bottles for 300 people to join in this FREE event! It is the best way I can think of to start the Christmas season – colour, light, friends, smiling faces and a walk round our amazing town centre”.

Cllr Graham Middleton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Business, Culture and Heritage at the borough council, said:

“With the temperature dipping, and cost of living increases affecting us all, I’m pleased that we can give our residents another great free event to come and enjoy. This afternoon of free family entertainment should get everyone in the Christmas spirit and highlight what our town has to offer.”

This year's merry festivities will be bigger and brighter than ever so we hope to see you there for this very special family event.

Get your lanterns, put on your mittens, it's time to remind Santa we're here, so let's Light the Way to Christmas.

This article was written by Alex Hall, part of the Kick the Dust Youth Group.

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