Bury Lantern Parade will be returning to the town centre this winter, welcoming friends and families to the special event.

The parade will return on Sunday, 26 November and welcome children and families who have created lanterns in schools and workshops.

The event will run from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday, 26 November bringing live music and some special surprises for parade participants and their families.

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The theme for the special event will be wildlife and lanterns and puppetry will recreate a magical natural takeover of the town centre.

David Agnew, Artistic Director at The Met said: “We’re so excited to bring this community led event to Bury.

“We’ve had an incredible response to our school workshops and cannot wait to share Bury Town Centre with families and friends at this magical time of year.”

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The lantern workshops will be free to attend and will take place at The Met with limited places.

Families will create lanterns made from willow and paper which will light up the town centre as dusk falls in late November.

The lantern making workshops take place at The Met on:

• Sat 11 November: 11am – 1pm

• Sat 19 November: 2pm – 4pm

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For more information and to make a booking visit: www.themet.org.uk/event/family-lantern-workshop/

The parade will leave The Met at 3.30pm on Sunday, 26 November and culminate in a magical gathering at Kay Gardens following a procession around the town centre with live music and some special guest puppetry and fire installations.

The event has been commissioned by Bury BID, funded by the businesses of Bury Town Centre.