Lantern Parade, Paignton more info...

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Can I join in?

Yes! All welcome and the route is wheelchair and buggy friendly.

How much does it cost?

It is free! Both to watch and join in.

How do I get a lantern?

Make one...

- You can make almost any thing info a lantern: jam jar, milk bottle carton, tin can.

- Battery operated LED candles or lights can be purchased from poundland, wilkos etc.

- Need some inspiration? Watch this fantastic video by The Shorely

- Feel like you might need a bit of help? Well we have a lantern making workshop!    

***Don't forget to tag us in your pics of your creations @FestiveTorbay ***  

Anything else?

Meet at 3:30pm outside Costa Coffee, Victoria Street, to start the procession at 4pm. Wrap up warm! You may want to bring some cash to enjoy a festive drink and treat.

Road Closures

To enable us to safely manage the event we have applied for road closures to operate from 3:45-5:00pm on Saturday 9th December.

Paignton Road Closures

These road closures will be manned by appropriately trained operatives who can advise of alternative routes. Parking on Palace Ave will not be stopped however parked cars will not be allowed to move until the procession is safely within the gardens. We ask that should you have any deliveries or vehicle movement planned for this day that these closures are taking into consideration. There will be no exceptions, the road closures are legal and a breach of a closure will result in the police attending.


Palace Ave and all access roads will be closed. This includes:


Palace Ave junction with Totnes Rd

Palace Ave junction with Coverdale Rd

Crown and Anchor Way with Bishops Place

Palace Ave with Bishop Place


The blue line shows the path of the procession: