Stony Stratford

Lantern Project 2018
Christmas Lights
at
Stony Stratford
The Stony Stratford Lantern Project is an exciting community arts project which sees people
of all ages joining together at York House Centre to make lanterns for the Lantern Procession
which takes place every year as part of the Stony Stratford Switch-On Fun Day

Anyone can make a lantern (although some children will need help). Our lanterns are made from Willow
 withies and masking tape which is then covered with colourful tissue paper and PVA glue and
lit from within by a candle.

Every year we have a different theme for the project eg 'Christmas in Toyland' or 'Christmas Under the Sea'.

The 2018 theme will be 'Christmas at the Movies' -loads of scope for different characters, very child
 friendly
...so get your thinking caps on for some fun and colourful creations!

On Switch-On Day we meet at York House to collect our lanterns - as darkness falls the lanterns are lit
and the procession makes it's way through the crowd-lined streets of Stony Stratford to the Market
Square in time for the switching on of the Christmas Lights...magical ! !
Lantern Making Sessions are held over two weekends at York House Centre, London Road,
Stony Stratford. MK11 1JQ.

Sat 17 & Sun 18 November          10.00am 'til 4.00pm
Sat 24 & Sun 25 November          10.00am 'til 4.00pm

A cafe runs all day at the York House sessions for hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches.

Plenty of Lantern Volunteers will be on-hand to help you make your lantern.

The 2018 Swich-On Day and Procession are on Saturday 1st December.
Booking Your Lantern

We strongly advise that you pre-book your lantern/s as the project sells out every year.

From 01 October a link to the on-line ticketing site will be available on the York House website
 www.york-house.org.uk or you can buy with cash or cheque from the York House office.

Cost is £6.00 per lantern (not per person) - cheques payable to "York House Centre",
on-line sales are subject to an additional 10% booking fee. Price includes all materials,
attendance at the Lantern Making Sessions and entrance into the Procession.

All lanterns are checked thoroughly by our Volunteers to ensure they are safe to
Join in with the Procession which is well supervised by experienced Stewards.
A BIG thank you to all the Lantern Volunteers; to the Trustees & Staff at York House Centre and to our founders - Milton Keynes Community Foundation,
Stony Stratford Town Council, Stony Stratford Business Association and the York House Loacl Giving Fund.

Join our Facebook Group - Stony Stratford Lantern Project
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