Lincoln Lantern Parade to return this year with new route

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The annual Lincoln Lantern Parade will once again return next month, but this time with a different route.

Lincoln BIG’s Lantern Parade, which will take place on December 14, will slightly change to previous years, with the parade starting uphill, instead of at The Cornhill.

A 5pm, walkers can gather at Castle Hill and will be treated to a light show, masterminded by Dave Dray of Q Lights.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The parade will then walk down Steep Hill and along the High Street before going over High Bridge and finishing the parade in City Square.

In addition to enjoying the parade, shoppers and visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy late night Christmas shopping uphill until 6.30pm.

Lincoln BIG events and promotions manager Michael Armstrong said: “Bailgate and Steep Hill traders will be staying open until 6.30pm that evening, creating a lively backdrop and adding value to this event.

“This year we are inviting whole families to take part, by gathering at the starting point in Castle Hill at 5pm for carols and a nativity, before the parade forms up and participants begin to walk down Steep Hill and the High Street.

“After going over High Bridge, everyone will process into City Square where we have an extra treat in store.”