It’s a great annual tradition and a wonderful sight to see all the lanterns at the West End Winter Lantern Festival.
Everyone’s invited to join in the procession along with musicians and the community carrying their lanterns in the procession. It’s such a lovely way to get into the festive spirit.
The event promotes a positive image of the area, developing community pride, cohesion and confidence. On average 400 people participate in the procession (and workshops) and 1000 in the finale.
This beautiful free festival has been held locally for the past 19 years and is an uplifting community celebration for the West End.