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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

6 minutes ago A message from our Chief Executive and Artistic Director Jane Corry following yesterday's announcement. https://t.co/mF5kraShQo

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about 23 hours ago The next event on our online line up is St John’s Ensemble plays Mozart on Thursday 16 July 7.30pm Featuring the… https://t.co/RnYZ09bjVt

1 day ago Do you like to crochet? Join us for our next virtual drop in session on Wednesday 8 July 6pm - 7pm! Tickets are jus… https://t.co/P96p6Wku0B

2 days ago Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime with our online Little Wrigglers sessions ev… https://t.co/a2ScWBAUIN

4 days ago We've loved sharing our weekly #PickYourOwn blogs from Chief Executive & Artistic Director Jane Corry over the past… https://t.co/4I7encjonJ

5 days ago Fancy a nostalgic trip back to the 80s? If the answer is yes, nab yourself a ticket for our next live streamed even… https://t.co/J9iVESBTkG

5 days ago This morning our fabulous Box Office Assistant Tessa set out from Norden Farm on her #magpies150challenge to walk 1… https://t.co/q3tekX8x8W

6 days ago Our wonderful Box Office Assistant Tessa will be walking 15 laps of the Altwood/Boyne Hill area over the next 3 day… https://t.co/qTGpdXbvzz

7 days ago In tomorrow's online Magic & Storytelling session, Patrick will be telling the story Not Now Bernard by David McKee… https://t.co/VuHBTEh4gG

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