Join us for the London Borough of Bexley's first Lantern Parade on Thursday 7 December: A spectacle of light, featuring food stalls, music, and an arts and crafts fair with artwork from our very own studio artists.
Bexley's Winter Lantern Parade
Join our procession of handmade lanterns created by local children and young people in workshops led by artist Tessa Garland. An internationally renowned artist and curator, Tessa has been working with local children to handcraft lanterns for the procession, using the work of former Bexley resident Roald Dahl as inspiration. Whether joining the parade, or watching from the sidelines with a glass of mulled wine, come and #LetItGlow.
Arts and crafts fair
Adding to the festive fun is an arts and crafts fair, where a selection of artists and makers including Kay Davis, Stephen Guy, Molly Quest and more will be selling alternative and original handcrafted Christmas gifts. There will also be the chance to see a small collective of international artists called ‘Point and Place’ who have developed an original board game called Hexagons: a memory game using original artworks and photographic images. Whether you're participating in the parade, or looking for alternative handmade Christmas gifts, come and get festive in this celebration of arts and crafts at Bexley - the perfect countdown to Christmas!
Bexley Lantern Parade is free to attend. RSVP here.
We advise those wishing to participate in the parade to arrive 15 minutes in advance to light lanterns.
Please note that the art and craft fair will be open from 11am - 7:30pm and the lantern parade kicks off at 4:45pm from 4-5 Market Place, Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 7DU.
Pop-up workshops will be running at the former Bensons Bed shop in Market Place, Bexleyheath, every Saturday from October 28 - December 2 and are free to attend.
The parade will take place along the pedestrianised area on the Broadway, beginning and ending at 4-5 Marketplace (near the Christmas Tree and opposite Starbucks).