We'd like to stay in touch!

We are updating how we communicate with our audiences. Let us know which communications you would like to continue receiving, otherwise you may stop hearing from us.

The Lantern Parade

Norden Farm present

The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

About the event

The community lantern parade is an annual event produced by Norden Farm, which brings the local community together in celebration to light up the town.

The project runs across a six-week period giving the community opportunities to take part in low cost arts workshops and be a part of spectacular parade and celebratory concert.

We work with practitioners from Same Sky, the largest community arts charity in the South East, to create vivid willow lanterns, which illuminate Maidenhead Town Centre.

The project includes workshops with members of the public, schools and community groups in the run up to the event.

In 2018 over 2500 people participated across the project - with 1600 people taking part in the parade which departs from Maidenhead Town Hall.


For more information about how you can get involved with the event, please follow the links in the right hand bar.

(The Lantern Parade 2015)

2019's event

This year's event takes place on Saturday 7 December.

  • 4.30pm - Live music and entertainment
  • 5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
  • 5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues
  • 6.30pm - 9pm Gig featuring The Brass Funkeys taking place in The Desborough Suite

all times tbc

For information about how you can get involved click here.

Watch our Lantern Parade mini documentary

about 20 hours ago Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques in a virtual Life Drawing class led… https://t.co/r71qz24E34

about 24 hours ago Yesterday we were getting prepped to welcome you back from 12pm TODAY!!! The sun is shining so why not head down fo… https://t.co/oP0oSOC6rp

1 day ago Book your tickets here: https://t.co/P57uTA0Ta0 #Maidenhead #comedygigs https://t.co/gBWXrlplZr

1 day ago RT @abeeabuzz1: Look what arrived from @AbeBooks ahead of @nordenfarm book club on 29/4! If #patientassasin is anything to go by, this shou…

1 day ago Discover your own magical powers in This Noisy Isle! Join @Spun_Glass for a mission through puzzles, mysterious cha… https://t.co/FUvH8clpvn

2 days ago We are excited to present our community poem #LockdownTown! The poem was written by @Si_Mole with the help of the… https://t.co/FstcFImfGY

2 days ago Decorate your own sun catcher and garden stake, go minibeast hunting, play the matching game and more in this month… https://t.co/czjqIYgUZE

2 days ago RT @Maidenhead_WFC: Gym Goers To Get Their Own Back | MUWFC winger and #Gym Owner Simone will brave being #gunged for @MagpieCommunity 150…

2 days ago RT @folkandhoney: #GigNews The Salts to play Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on 25/6. @nordenfarm #Folk/Rock #Gigs #WhatsOn #LiveMusic http…

3 days ago RT @MagpieCommunity: ! Whilst restrictions begin to ease, why not continue to support those who have been challenged…

 message