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Lantern procession set to travel through the streets of Burntwood

Parade-7-IMG_4307The streets of Burntwood are set to come alive as a lantern procession welcomes the festive season.

Led by Burntwood Rotary Club’s Santa, the parade on December 11 will feature lanterns of all shapes and sizes when it sets off from Cherry Close Youth Centre at 6.30pm and then make its way around local streets.

The parade will then return to Burntwood Leisure Centre where there will be a winter market in the sports hall and an ice rink on the grounds.

The winter market will include craft stalls, face painting and refreshments. Skating on the ice rink will cost £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said:

“Taking part in the parade or seeing it on its way around Burntwood will be a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, especially as Santa will be leading the procession.

“The winter market will be a good opportunity to browse stalls and chat to friends, and I am sure everyone will enjoy the chance to have a go at ice skating. A big thank you must once again go to everyone who is helping to organise this wonderful community event.”

Ian Parry, Deputy County Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, added:

“Burntwood’s Christmas lantern parade is a great way for the community to come together, and I know it will be a night to remember.”

Anyone wanting to join in the parade is asked to park at Burntwood Leisure Centre and make their way to Cherry Close Youth Centre for 6pm.

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