Barton’s Christmas Festival Lantern Parade set to be best ever
Barton upon Humber’s annual Lantern Parade, staged as part of the Town Council’s Christmas Festival, looks set to be the best ever.
Organised by the town’s children’s charity, ST-ART, work began on making the lanterns at workshops held in Barton and various villages around North Lincolnshire.
Janine Knight, ST-ART’S project co-ordinator, explained that throughout the weeklong workshops young people and their families had worked hard to create lanterns with the theme, Winter Wonderland.
“We have a host of lanterns, both large and small, with the theme of Winter Wonderland including, amongst other things, the March of the Penguins, an Ice Queen on her winter sleigh, a snow hare, fox, reindeer and polar bear – all made using willow and tissue,” she said.
“This year for the first time we will be featuring some coloured lanterns which we think will add a really special atmosphere to the Parade,” she continued. “And the party atmosphere will be there from the beginning to the end of the parade thanks to the Grimsby samba band, Sambalada, which will be leading the parade.”
The parade, which leaves The Ropewalk at 5pm, to travel along Maltkiln Road, Waterside Road, Fleetgate and High Street before ending near the live stage is made possible with support from Barton Town Council with additional funding from North Lincolnshire Council and LEADER.