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Children light up Lantern Parade in Chester

Magical procession though the city streets


Children lit up the streets of Chester city centre last night (November 27) for the annual Lantern Parade.

Youngsters from primary schools including Tarporley, Horn’s Mill, Boughton Heath and Newton left the Forum Shopping Centre at 7pm, walking with their handmade lanterns past the cathedral along St Werburgh Street, turning Into Eastgate Street, down Bridge Street, back up Northgate Street, with the parade ending at the Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square.


Year 4 teacher at Tarporley CE Primary School Jenna McCaffery:  "It was magical.  It set the tone for Christmas.

"The lantern workshop in school was absolutely fantastic and was linked to some work we were doing on masks.  Russell Kirk, who ran the workshop, was great with the children and everyone who took part in the parade said it was fabulous."

Horn's Mill Primary School tweeted:


The Lantern Parade is part of the wider Christmas in Chester celebrations that include the Christmas market, Winter Wonderland at Chester Racecourse and the Lantern Magic event at Chester Zoo from December 4-23.



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