Devizes Lantern Parade & Winter Festival

Friday 25th November 2022 (funding pending)

Markets will run throughout the day and the parade starts early evning – times will be posted here nearer the date.

Attracting crowds of over to 3,500 and celebrating the start of the festive season, Devizes boasts one of the region’s most spectacular lantern processions. A river of hundreds of beautiful creations, made by our talented local participants wind its way through and around the town on a new route to help reduce crowding.

What to expect

The Lantern Parade attracts huge crowds with approximately 3500 people attending each year event,

It is the culmination of lots of work done by busy young people and families who create fantastic lanterns to illuminate the streets.

2021 saw the introduction of  ‘Fantastical Creatures’, where participants created weird and wonderful mythological creatures ~ imaginations ran wild!

Accessibility Information available here

We couldn’t do it without our community

We would like to thank St. Johns Church and Parish Hall for letting us use the Hall and Church as Lantern HQ.

Donate hereIf you enjoyed the parade please consider making a donation to enable us to continue to subsidise workshops for local children and families to attend. A basic lantern costs £5 to make and light – if you can spare it please donate via our donations page

See some of the pictures from last year’s event at our gallery

This event is organised in partnership with Devizes Town Council and Fantasy Radio. With thanks to St John with St Mary’s Church and Devizes Town Band.

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This event is sponsored by the following local businesses.