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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 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 4 hours ago Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage! George Egg is on the road. Learn how to turn unexpected ro… https://t.co/g335yUaNZV

about 6 hours ago RT @idmcgospeluk: 12th December join us at @nordenfarm in Maidenhead. Only showing 67 tickets left, so grab yours now before they’re comple…

1 day ago Our Lantern Making Workshops start this weekend! Get parade ready in just 20 minutes! Join us in the Nicholsons S… https://t.co/Em5nmyarBe

1 day ago Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London.  ‘I think I’m falling in love with you.’ I Wanna Be Yours is the te… https://t.co/J6ztcoyTXY

1 day ago Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Got that one tricky person still on your list Our Festive Markets are the perfect… https://t.co/N2PvnYhdpD

2 days ago New for this year - Lanterns Live! After the Lantern Parade we will be hosting a live music gig in the Desborough… https://t.co/HZr0YdaH0m

3 days ago RT @TaketheSpace: #SamandI Last performance 2019 on Thurs 14th @nordenfarm one of our favourite venues Spooky fact: we opened 25th Oct the…

3 days ago RT @colemanssolsllp: @nordenfarm’s popular Night Market will be returning on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November, selling Christmas gift…

3 days ago RT @housetheatre: People of Berkshire. There are theatre artists and producers moving among you! Please tell them about these training oppo…

3 days ago Been to our community Lantern Parade before? Fancy making your very own lantern (without the kids) At our ad… https://t.co/dOdK5VCHKr

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