Newcastle Lanterns To Light Up Town Centre

B arts and partners are excited to announce the return of Newcastle Lantern Parade to Newcastle-under-Lyme Town centre on Saturday 11 December at 4pm to coincide with Newcastle BID’s ‘Feast’ event.

Get creative and make your very own willow and paper lantern to carry in the parade at one of our free drop in sessions which will be on a first come, first served basis.

Workshops will be held at Appetite’s Newcastle Common space in Astley Walk you are welcome to drop in on these days between the below times:

Saturday 20 November 10am-4.30pm
Sunday 21 November 10am-5.30pm (Newcastle Light switch on 5-6pm)
Saturday 27 November 10am-4.30pm
Saturday 4 December 10am-4.30pm
Monday 6 December 3pm-7.30pm
Tuesday 7 December 3pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 8 December 3pm-7.30pm
Thursday 9 December 3pm-7.30pm

The parade will start from Newcastle Common space in Astley Walk at 4pm on Saturday 11 December, lanterns can be collected from 3.15pm at Newcastle Common.

For those that can’t make the drop in sessions there will be a limited number of pre-made lanterns to collect on the day of the parade and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The lanterns we create are hung on a bamboo pole, do not get let loose and do not harm wildlife.

Newcastle Lanterns could not happen without the support of Appetite, Newcastle BID, The Barracks Trust, National Lottery Heritage fund, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council & The Welcome Back fund.