We are pleased to announce the details of our 2016 Lantern Parade. This year we’ve added a lantern making workshop so that you can make your own bigger lantern on a stick; this will be on 26th November 10am – 3pm in Guiseley Baptist Church. Book a place here, or drop in. Contributions to materials are on a Pay What You Can basis.
On 27th November, we’ll be starting the Advent Tree decorating, which will go on until Christmas. This will be between 2 – 3pm, in the Park, just before the Guiseley Christmas Market and switch on – so come and add something to the Advent tree, go for a cup of tea at Brambles Bakehouse or Everybodys, or a drink at one of the Guiseley Pubs, then on to the Market and Switch On, which is at 5.45pm with the Brownlee Brothers.
For the ‘band’ to accompany the Parade from the Park to the Cross, our usual Community Musician sadly lost his drums in the Drummond Mill Fire. So we have asked local Community Arts Group, JP Productions to step in with their ‘Percussion of the Mill’ Community Band. This is for anyone to join in, and we’ll be announcing details of a workshop for this to learn the rhythm when we know the date.
Finally, the Parade itself is on 18th December; gather at 3.45pm in the Park for a 4pm parade down to the Cross, where Guiseley Brass Band will play carols for us to sing, the Community Choir will mingle in the crowd to add to the singing, and refreshments will be available.