Christmas Lantern Festival brings light to Beeston this December

Beeston’s annual Lantern Festival is set to light up locations around Beeston on Friday 8 December 2023 … and you are invited.

The event begins at 4:15pm with three local gatherings at St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, St Mary’s Church, Town Street and Rowland Road Social Club. People are invited to join at each location to meet real donkeys, and enjoy a Christmas activity, music, light refreshments and the start of the Christmas story.

At 5pm everyone is invited to parade through the community, led by donkeys, to a larger event at Cross Flatts Park. The park will be sparkling with lights and includes free hot food for everyone and a gift for every child. There will be more activities (to be announced), the Christmas story, a children’s choir and a Carol Service with the Salvation Army Band. The event will finish at 6:30pm.

As ever we would love people from all corners of our community to come together to celebrate Christmas in this way. Please join us and share with your family, friends and neighbours.

You can find more information on Facebook @LanternFestivalLS11


This post was written by Alex Fleming

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