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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 2017 over 2500 people participated across the project - with nearly 1500 people taking part in the parade which departs from Maidenhead Town Hall.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Norden Farm's Lantern Parade!

To mark the occasion there will be a special retrospective exhibition at Norden Farm opening on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

If you have photos and videos of past Lantern Parades we would love to see them, and include them in the exhibition.

Email your photos and videos to robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org

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)

2018's event

This year's event takes place on Saturday 8 December.

  • 4.30pm - Live music and entertainment
  • 5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
  • 5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues

all times tbc

For information about how you can get involved click here.

Watch our Lantern Parade mini documentary

about 4 hours ago A massive thank you to everyone who came out to the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Lantern Parade! We’d love to s… https://t.co/aOdUXEJNGB

about 4 hours ago A massive thank you to everyone who came out to the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Lantern Parade! We’d love to see the parade through your eyes, share your photos and videos using the #nordenfarm

about 4 hours ago This Saturday get crafty and have a go at making your very own Cracker and Christmas Tree Decoration! Our Arts and Craft sessions are perfect for little makers of all abilities. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

about 5 hours ago Catch @suziruffell tomorrow night at 10pm on Live at the Apollo! Suzi is joining us in April with her stand up co… https://t.co/vmEcAZBMdQ

about 6 hours ago The annual sell out New Year’s Day Concert returns for the 18th year. St John’s Chamber Players present Vivaldi’s remarkably imaginative set of concertos with Jonathan Stone as the soloist and Nigel Wilkinson directs from the harpsichord. More info and tickets --> https://norden.farm/events/new-year-s-day-concert-31

about 6 hours ago Do you like your Christmas's a little bit naughty? @100WattClub certainly do! Come along for An Evening of Burle… https://t.co/8dl7S8KUS0

about 7 hours ago Get into the festive mood with brand new children's show The Fir Tree this Christmas! Performances twice daily in Maidenhead until Sunday 30 December. Family and Friends Ticket (4 people) just £46.

about 7 hours ago Grab your wand and don’t forget you Niffler this December with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! --> https://norden.farm/events/fantastic-beasts-the-crimes-of-grindelwald-12a Follow Newt has he embarks on a dangerous adventure to stop Grindelwald’s plans!

about 15 hours ago Calling all parade goers! Do you have photos or videos from parades present and past? We'd love for you to be part of the 10th Anniversary Lantern Parade exhibition! Send your memories to lucy.hobbs@nordenfarm.org by Thursday 10 January (please make a note of the year they are from). The retrospective exhibition is open from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 27 January 2019 at Norden Farm.

1 day ago Did you shake with the sheep and party with the pigs at our 10th Anniversary Lantern Parade on Saturday? Maybe you just loved boogying to Bombay Baja in the rain!? Let us know what you thought of this year's parade by completing our quick survey here --> https://lucy628.typeform.com/to/VMGDZA?utm_campaign=701669_E%20Flyer%207%20Lanterns&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NordenFarm&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0