2018 Lantern Parade Final Update
Stalbright is responsible for insuring the parade and we require all participants in the parade to be registered in order to be covered by our insurance.
So, in a nutshell, No registration, no wristband, no insurance cover - no joining the parade.
Here's an FAQ section to help you get ready:
Don’t forget to wrap up Warm & make it festive with Santa hats etc. & please bring bells, whistles and shakers.
How do I light up my lantern? - This year we are asking you to provide lights for your lanterns. These could be a battery powered torch, LED light or a small set of fairly lights. Don’t forget to check your batteries are good for the event and no naked flames are permitted.
Is there an age limit to take part in the Parade? - There is no age limit to participate, however any children being registered MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Where do I go to join the start of the Parade? - The parade start point is at The Hub, please gather on the l grassed area by 5.15pm and no later than 5.30pm
What if I have just registered just for the parade? – On arrival please at the Hub there will be someone at the front door to give you your wristbands.
Please note Station Rd car park will be open so be aware of moving vehicles and stand off the road
How will I know where to go? – The route leaves The Hub at 5.30pm, goes across the car park and through Stalbridge Close. We will re-form in Stalbridge Close and when the A357 is closed will process towards the Ring. This year the parade is led by our nativity play actors and Robbie the miniature Mediterranean donkey, followed by the Christmas Choir.
What happens when the parade gets to The Ring? - The Ring, The Cutting and a stretch of Lower Rd adjacent to Anglesey Cottages are safe viewing areas as the roads will been closed to traffic. When we get to The Ring Robbie will lead the nativity actors and the choir down Lower Road to the stage and the lantern parade will continue up the A357 and enter The Ring from the lime tree end ready for the interactive Christmas Story, carols and the lighting of the Lime Ring tree. (Whilst on The Ring please take care near the edges that have a drop and ensure there is no climbing up and down the walls)
On arrival at the Ring the lantern parade is over and parents are responsible for the safety of their children.
(Whilst on The Ring please take care near the edges that have a drop and ensure there is no climbing up and down the walls)
After the lighting of the lime tree please ensure you exit The Ring in a safe manner through the lit points only. PLEASE DO NOT EXIT OVER THE WALL ADJACENT TO LOWER ROAD.
So there you have it! If you have any questions, get in touch with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook group.
All Good have a GREAT PARADE
Stalbright Lantern Parade Team