In preparation for the Chesterfield Lantern Parade, community workshops will be held on Saturday, December 11, with Junction Arts helping participants make their own lanterns for the parade.
For those who wish to make paper lanterns, a workshop will be held at the unit directly under the big screen on Vicar Lane in the city center. This will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is open to everyone.
A Willow Lantern Workshop will be held at Loundsley Green Church from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but is recommended for ages five and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Chesterfield Lantern Parade kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 19. The group will gather at the bandstand in Queen’s Park for entertainment provided by the handmade samba band, before the parade leaves for downtown at 4 p.m.
The parade will end at the Christmas tree in the market square, where a marching band will accompany festive Christmas carols. More information about the lantern parade and workshops can be found on the Junction Arts website. here. Templates for making your own lanterns for those who cannot attend workshops can also be found here.
Many festive walks will take place next week. For those with babies and toddlers there is a “Little Elves and Baby Santa Buggy Ride” on Friday December 17th.
Parents can meet outside the Queen’s Park Sports Center before a short stroll through the park, with the option to dress your kids up in Christmas outfits or even decorate strollers. This is followed by refreshments in the sports center cafe.
There is also a Santa Claus Walk on Thursday, December 16, hosted by the Holmebrook Valley Park Walk With Us group. The group will meet at the park cafe near the upper parking lot at 10:30 am. All Christmas accessories come highly recommended, and attendees can then warm up with a drink in the cafe.
More information on these events, along with contact details, is available on the Chesterfield Borough Council website. here.