Here is the route we will use this year for the Lantern Parade led by our special feature Guiseley Lanterns made by Lucy Phillips. As Kelcliffe Lane has been upgraded, we’ll exit via the Farm Gate – this should be easier and stop the bottle neck at the Oxford Road entrance.
The parade starts off at 4pm prompt from the Park with the lead lanterns and band, but you are welcome to join at any point, or at the Town Cross. Bring your own lanten to light the way, and if you’d like to ‘play’ in the Sound of the Mills band don’t forget the workshop this Friday at 6.45pm.
Please pick up a carol sheet in the Park, and return it at the end to the FOPP table at the Town Cross.
Some of the resident on the route will be decorating their garden with lights especially for the Parade.
We’ll halt the parade at Kelcliffe Mount for a few minutes to allow for people to cross the road and keep up with the sound of the band.
There will be a number of marshalls in hi-viz jackets to help keep the parade safe – there will also be first aid and a fire blanket available if needed. Speak to a marshall.
We’d ask if all cars parked on the road on the route could be moved elsewhere between 4 and 4.30pm on Sunday 17th. The parade keeps to the pavements and we do not want any damage to either parked cars or participants.
If it is pouring with rain, we’ll move the parade to St Oswald’s church – please keep an eye on our website and Facebook for any updates.
Refreshments will be served at the Town Cross and there will be a collection at the end, which always goes to the next year’s Lantern Parade.
Finally, Darren Sanderson will be taking photos of the parade which we use on the website. If you do not want to be photographed, please tell him on the afternoon.