A parade of light

You know that Christmas is really on the way when the Christmas lights are switched on in the town. And this year it was an extra special event for Gemma as she was asked to take part in the lantern parade.
Every year, children from each school in the town parade through the streets with the lanterns they have made at school – these can be anything from traditional lantern shapes to fish, dragons, horses, stars – you name it!

So last night, Gemma wrapped up warm and proudly carried her lantern through the town centre behind the amazing band. It was a night of music, light and chatter – and it ended with the Christmas light switch on.

The rain held off, and everyone had a really lovely evening. The lanterns looked ever so pretty, and the effort that had been put into them was obvious.

Have the Christmas lights been switched on in your town yet?

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. November 24, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    Gemma looks so happy and proud and the lantern looks fab. What a great evening, it must have had a great community feel. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

    • November 25, 2013 / 7:55 am

      Thanks for hosting! Yes it did have that community feel, was lovely – you don’t get that much anymore!

    • November 25, 2013 / 7:55 am

      This was Tiverton. How was the Brixham parade?

  2. November 25, 2013 / 10:09 am

    we so havent been to ours yet but cant wait at all!! although yours looks so much better than ours ever is!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  3. November 25, 2013 / 10:52 am

    Brilliant -well done, Gemma! Our were being switched on last night, so look forward to seeing them when we’re out and about later.

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