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Lantern Parade Lights up Poole

Poole’s traditional Lantern Parade will be illuminating the streets of Poole Town Centre on Thursday 8th December.

Part of Christmas is a Breeze sponsored by Breeze Volkswagen link will open in new window, the event sees Poole Town Centre transformed into a beacon of light as children from Poole parade down the High Street with lanterns and illuminated works of art. 

Organised by Poole Town Centre Partnership, children from local Poole schools worked with Wave Arts Education over the last few months to create stunning lanterns illuminated by LED lights. Open to everyone, the popular family friendly procession sees the children parading with their masterpieces through the town centre. This year the creations were made by Bearwood Primary School, Oakdale Junior School, Old Town Infants school and members of the public who attended the ever popular workshops held at Poole Museum. Also this year, the Men’s Shed have created an illuminated Christmas Tree to accompany the Parade, creating a full community focused spectacle!

Led by the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion, the procession will leave Falkland Square at 6pm and travel down the High Street with Poole Sea Cadets Marching Band to the Guildhall to join the Old Town Conservation Group and St James’ Church choir for Carols and mince pies.

John Corderoy, Managing Director of Breeze Volkswagen, said: “This is a wonderfully atmospheric family event, packed with traditional Christmas spirit which we really enjoy being part of. More of the community than ever are taking part and they have loved every moment of creating their lanterns. It is fantastic to see so many getting involved, everyone is welcome and I hope as many people as possible come to enjoy the spectacle.”

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