Lantern-making Workshops for the Christmas Light Switch-On

When? Saturday 13th November 3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm

Where? Lunesdale Hall

How much? Free (contact Janet Nuttall to reserve your place:

We are asking members of the community, individuals and groups, to join us in making eco-friendly lanterns out of willow and bamboo so that we can fill the streets of Kirkby Lonsdale with magical light as we process through the streets after the Christmas light switch-on. Its a simple process a bit messy at the end but the results are impressive! Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The lanterns are intended for community use at the Christmas Light Switch-on and will be stored in the Lunesdale Hall until then.

 Our aim to to make at least 300 lanterns to process from the Square on Friday 4th December at the Christmas Lights switch on to the big tent in the Glebe Field and decorate the town with lanterns. To make 300 hundred lanterns we need approximately 150 people making two lanterns each. It sounds daunting when put like that. However if I can get 15 / 20 people to take this idea to their neighbours, friends, book club, church, Grandchildren and use it as a chance to get together and catch up after this socially isolated year then the task of making 300 doesn’t seem so large.

We need over as many lanterns as possible to boost the Christmas magic and bring the festive community spirit alive! If you are interested in taking part or leading a lantern-making workshop please contact Janet Nuttall by email: 

Christmas Lantern Making 3-5pm
Christmas Lantern Making 7-9pm
christmas lantern making
Christmas Lantern Making
Christmas lantern making
Christmas Lantern Making