Light Up Leamington - The Leamington Lantern Parade - Thursday 12th December 2013. Meet at 5.00pm The Royal Pump Room Gardens
  • Leamington Lantern Parade
  • Leamington Lantern Parade
  • Leamington Lantern Parade
  • Leamington Lantern Parade
  • Leamington Lantern Parade
  • Leamington Lantern Parade
Weather Notice

The weather this week is changeable. At this stage the Lantern Parade IS going ahead. Please dress appropriately for the weather e.g warm jackets, gloves, hats etc. Any decision to cancel will be posted on this site at 4pm Thursday. Unless stated here, please join us at the Pump Rooms bandstand at 5pm. If the weather is unfriendly, we will commence the procession promptly at 5.30pm to limit waiting time.

There will be a road closure in place on the Parade and Regent St and traffic will be heavier than usual. Please give yourself a little extra time to arrive and park your car. We recommend parking in the following P4 (Royal Priors) open till 9pm, P1 (Covent Garden) accessed from Russell St, P2 (Chandos Street) or P3 (St Peters) access via Augusta Place. Please note that Dormer Place and Bedford St will be closed during the procession.

Join us with your beautiful handmade Lanterns to Light Up Leamington Spa!

THE REASON FOR THE EVENT

To bring the whole community together in a new and creative way to share in the spirit of Christmas, meet new people, create something wonderful, share smiles, and have a fun, magical evening lighting up our beautiful town centre.

OUR VISION

Is for this to grow into an event that thousands of people can take part in every year so please spread the word.

WHEN & WHERE
THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2014
MEET AT 5PM IN THE ROYAL PUMP ROOM GARDENS

The Lantern Parade will set off from The Royal Pump Rooms Gardens Bandstand at 5.45pm. The parade will be accompanied by a local band and finish with Christmas carols around the Tree of Lights at the Town Hall.

Please email us at: info@bidleamington.com or phone 01926 470 634

FREE LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS
FREE LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS
HOW TO BUILD YOUR LANTERN
HOW TO BUILD YOUR LANTERN
IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU
IDEAS TO
INSPIRE YOU
Toys for Local Children

This Christmas we are collecting Toys for Local Children. The initiative is aimed at supporting families in our community who need a little extra help making their Christmas wishes come true. We appreciate your help in whatever donation that you are able to give. It doesn't matter how big or small, the only stipulation is that your gift must be new. If you wrap your gift up we just need to know if it's for a girl or boy and the approximate age between 0-18. All toys will be distributed to local children on Christmas Eve.

Please bring your gifts to one of the weekend lantern making workshop, or to the Lantern Parade on the 11th December where we will be collecting them by the Tree of Lights at the Town Hall.

Thank you for your generous support and we hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Leamington Art Gallery

The Leamington Art Gallery and Museum welcome you to 'loan' your Lanterns to them to display as part of a Leamington Lantern Exhibition from Friday 12th Dec - Sun 4th Jan. The Lanterns will be on display in the gallery for all to enjoy throughout the Christmas period.

Please contact the Art Gallery & Museum directly for details and don't forget to come and collect your Lanterns again on Sat 3rd/Sun 4th Jan otherwise it will be 'recycled!'. Contact T: 01926 742700 or Penelope.Thomas@warwickdc.gov.uk

Event Notice: The Leamington Lantern Parade will take place Thursday 11th December. Any changes to the plans will be posted on this website.

Event Timing:

  • Families participating are asked to meet at the Pump Room Gardens.
  • There will be entertainment and hot drinks available from 5pm.
  • The Parade will set off at 5.45-6pm.
  • The Parade will end at approximately 7pm at the Town Hall where there will be entertainment until 7.30pm.
  • A road closure will be in place on the Parade down to the Town Hall from 4.30pm – 8.30pm. Dormer place will not be closed so please use the pedestrian crossing to enter the Pump Rooms.

Please remember to wear extra warm clothing and take care to keep small children close by.

If you are coming to watch, please remain in the area of the Parade and enjoy some late night shopping while you wait for the procession of wonderful lanterns to appear. Please try to keep to the footpaths while the procession passes. To find out more about the procession route and timings please click here.