Chester city centre will be lit by hundreds of children tonight (November 27) as they parade through the streets for the annual Lantern Parade.
The children leave from 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.
Executive member for culture and economy Councillor Stuart Parker, said: “The Lantern Parade is a fantastic community event. Local primary school children create their own lanterns with the help of Chester artist Russell Kirk to bring this seasonal parade to the city.
“This year you can also add a trip to the Grosvenor Museum that has a special twilight opening.”
The Grosvenor Museum will be opening until 8pm on November 27 to allow visitors an additional opportunity to see the picturesque Chester exhibition.
Chester has inspired artists for more than four centuries, and the cream of the museum’s remarkable collection has been selected to provide a fascinating exploration of the city.
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.