Lantern Parade

30th Nov 2017 6pm - 8pm - 30th Nov 2017 8pm Event Type: Activity

The lantern parade is a highlight of the Christmas events calendar. Take part or watch as participants parade with their paper and willow lanterns from the Cathedral through the Outer Close. The event will include community carols led by Churches Together Winchester and conclude with an impressive firework display.

Those wishing to see the parade should come to the Cathedral Outer Close for 6pm. If you wish to visit the Christmas Market it will be open until 7.30pm and the last Ice Rink session starts at 8pm.

Lantern Making Workshops

We are delighted to be working with Bella Crafts craft centre in Fair Oak to provide lantern making workshops and lantern making kits. For full details please visit

Participating in the Parade

To help us manage the event we ask that all lanterns are registered via the Cathedral Box Office (no more than four people per lantern).

To register your Lantern please call the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857 275 or email

Registered lantern bearers please come to the main entrance of the Cathedral at 5.30pm. Our  Dean and a representative from Bella Crafts will be judging the lanterns on the night and prizes will be given for creativity and beauty. We have a number of family ice skating tickets to be won.

We look forward to seeing you then!

The Lantern Parade is kindly supported by