Shrewsbury Shopping’s Darwin Centre will host a free day-long workshop on the 11th November. Children can make the beautiful lanterns, before taking part in the traditional parade through Shrewsbury town centre, the following Wednesday. The workshop is totally free and all the materials are provided, you just need to come along ready to create your own lantern.
On Wednesday, the 15th November the traditional lantern parade sets off from Darwin Shopping Centre at 6.00pm, leading into the Square for the official lights countdown. The Mayor of Shrewsbury will choose the winner of the best lantern, who will join him to switch on the lights at 6.30pm.