Stony Stratford

Lantern Project 2019
Christmas Lights
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 2019 theme will be 'Jungle Bells' - loads of scope for all sorts of jungle animals;
exotic birds, frogs, snakes, beautiful flowers, very child friendly...
so get your thinking caps onfor some fun and colourful creations!

You don't have to join in with the theme, you can make anything you want - the design is limited by your

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 ! !
What's on
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Lantern Making Sessions are held over two weekends at York House Centre, London Road,
Stony Stratford. MK11 1JQ.

Sat 16 & Sun 17 November          10.00am 'til 4.00pm
Sat 23 & Sun 24 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 2019 Swich-On Day and Procession is on Saturday 30th November.
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Getting Involved
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Booking Your Lantern

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

From 01 October a booking form is available on the York House website

Print out the form, fill in your details and return it to York House Centre with your payment of £5.00
per lantern (cost is per lantern rather than per person taking part) - cheques payable to "York House Centre".
Price includes all materials,
attendance at the Lantern Making Sessions and entrance into the Procession.

We have to limit the project to 280 lanterns - we can't fit any more into the building - so
make sure you pre-book to avoid disappointment.

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.

Please note not all dogs like loud and crowded ares.
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 LoaclGiving.Com Fund.

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