Primary school children in traditional Lantern Parade in city centre
Chester city centre was alight as hundreds of children took part in the annual Lantern Parade through the city centre on November 28.
The youngsters walked from Town Hall Square, passed the Cathedral on St Werburgh Street, and up Eastgate Street to the Cross, where the Christmas tree lights were switched on by Lord Mayor of Chester Cllr Jill Houlbrook.
Primary schools taking part included Cherry Grove, Chester Bluecoat, the Arches, Tarporley and Horn’s Mill.
Executive member for culture and economy Cllr Stuart Parker said: “The Lantern Parade is always a favourite with late night shoppers and is a fantastic community event.
“Local primary school children get involved in both the artistic side of producing the lanterns and in the performance on the night – bringing a special event to the city.”
Local artist Russell Kirk has been holding workshops with each of the schools preparing for the event, alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Arts and Festivals team.
There is late night shopping in Chester every Thursday until 8pm and free park and ride every Thursday after 2pm.
A video of the event from David Sejrup.