Victorian Shownight

The event recreates an old Victorian tradition and opened with a 200 strong children’s Lantern Parade with designs based on Victorian flying machines and led by a processional band. The mix of core activities included an ice rink, the arrival of Santa in his sleigh pulled by reindeer, carol singing, street performers a festive food market. The event attracted an Arts Council grant and local sponsorship as well as boosting sales in the town centre.