10422263_10154843927330123_4535595620467739630_nThe 2015 Friends of Parkinson’s Park Lantern Parade will be on 20th December 2015 ;  meet 3.45pm in the Park for a 4pm start.  Invitations and full details will be out in a few weeks time.

We will parade by lantern light from the Park to Guiseley Cross and then there will be a programme of carols and singing with Guiseley Brass Band, and St Oswalds Choir.   People on the route might like to dress up their gardens on the evening, if it is fine.

If you would like to make a large lantern (as the one in the picture),  Otley Courthouse have a lantern making workshop, next Tuesday 27th October, am and pm.  Book via Otley Courthouse – box office on 01943 467466 or go online at

We also have 8 places for people who would like to play the drums on the parade – no 20141130_151651experience is needed and a drum is provided.  However, you do need to attend a tuition session on 18th December 7pm at St Oswalds Church.  If you would like a place please email on

On Sunday 29th November, we will be dressing the Advent Tree in the Park 2-3pm,  bring your own decorations.  But you are welcome to add decorations throughout Advent.

If it is wet, we will take a raincheck on the weather, but the carol singing will go ahead in St Oswalds Church.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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