Trowbridge Town Council are proud to be hosting a new and exciting event for Trowbridge this winter – the magical and spectacular Trowbridge Christmas Lantern Festival, as part of the town’s Christmas Lights Switch-On. Scores of beautiful, handcrafted willow lanterns will be paraded through the Town Centre led by a lively and colourful samba band! Bringing a carnival feel to proceedings, the Lantern Festival will bring together the community of Trowbridge to share in the magic of Christmas and spread light throughout the town!
As a new and exciting event for 2019, the Lantern Procession will be the talking point of Trowbridge. Local schools, community groups, charities and businesses will all be crafting beautiful willow lanterns in the run up to the switch on and parade.
The Procession will take place on 30th November 2019 when Trowbridge Town Council will also be hosting the popular Christmas light switch on event in the Town Park, switching the lights on throughout the centre of Trowbridge and officially launching the town’s annual seasonal trading campaign. The Trowbridge Christmas lights switch on will feature a wide range of family friendly entertainment and activities throughout the day (from 10.30am – 6pm), fairground attractions, festive donkey rides, live music, great food and drink.
We are delighted to announce that Rocktopus – The Ultimate Rock Band for kids and families will be providing the evening entertainment on the stage before the big switch on itself! Come along and join in the fun!
Lantern Making Workshops
Trowbridge Town Council will be running a number of lantern making workshops in the run up to the Trowbridge Lantern Parade, including a number of open workshops at different venues around Trowbridge that are open to all, with materials provided. For further information on dates and locations of these workshops keep checking our website. Click here for website.