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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

Saturday 10 December 2022


Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade is BACK!  With live music and entertainment as we light up the night in Maidenhead.

The Parade is a celebration of community and the arts and encourages local people to get together, creating fantastic artworks, dancing and parading their fabulous creations through Maidenhead town centre.

Norden Farm will once again team up with SameSky, an award-winning community arts charity who have been creating fantastic lanterns, costumes and community events since 1987.


Relaxed area We've teamed up with The Autism Group and Maidenhead Library to offer a quiet area for viewing the Lantern Parade. It's a space where children who will benefit from it can enjoy the Parade in a relaxed setting. To book a space in the quiet area, please email: jessica.thompson@nordenfarm.org in advance.


Get involved at one of our Lantern Making Workshops, running throughout November and December. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process to create your own lantern to illuminate at the parade.  

Lantern Making Workshops at Norden Farm

Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal-inspired willow frame before covering and decorating your creation. covering and decorating. Suitable for 6+ years, pre-booking essential.

Sat 19 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person | Book here.

Sat 26 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person | Book here.

Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am – 4pm | Adult sessions 17+ years | £17.50 per person | Book here.

Drop In Lantern Making Workshops in the town centre

There are also Drop In Lantern Making Workshops in the town centre. Get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Workshops in the Nicholson Centre

Sun 27 Nov | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More information

Sun 4 Dec | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More Information

Workshops at Maidenhead Library on Parade Day

Sat 10 Dec | 10.30am - 2pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More information

Norden Farm are also working with local schools and community groups to ensure that the community as a whole is represented and involved in this fantastic event.


With thanks to our supporters:

Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation | Louis Baylis Charitable Trust | RBWM | The Prince Philip Trust | The Shanly Foundation | Cyril Taylor | Nicholsons Shopping Centre | Make Maidenhead | Waterside Quarter

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