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Chance for children to make a festive lantern, then join Shrewsbury’s lantern parade

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Shropshire’s youngsters are being invited to to make a festive lantern at Shrewsbury’s Darwin Shopping Centre this Saturday (16 November 2019) between 11am and 3pm – then join Shrewsbury’s annual lantern parade next Wednesday (20 November) ahead of the town’s Christmas light switch-on.

The lantern-making workshop on Saturday will take place in the unit next to Poundland on the mid-level of the Darwin Centre. It’s being run by Maggie Love and her team.

On Wednesday lanterns can be collected from 5.15pm at the same location, before the parade sets off at 5.45pm.

The 2018 lantern parade

Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager, said:

“Nothing signals Christmas more obviously than the twinkling of Christmas lights and this year we’re preparing to light up Shrewsbury with our festive lantern making workshops.

“Children of all ages can get their Christmas creative hats on and join Maggie Love and team to create a beautiful Christmas lantern on Saturday 16 November. They can then come back at 5.15pm on Wednesday to parade their lanterns through the Darwin Centre and down Pride Hill with the Mayor of Shrewsbury, ending at the Christmas lights switch-on event in the Square.”

For more information go to www.shrewsbury-shopping.co.uk/whats_on.

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Issued on behalf of Shrewsbury shopping centres.