Hearts will be glowing at Lantern Festival

The West End Lantern Festival.
The West End Lantern Festival.

It’s that time of year again when Morecambe’s West End is lit up with lanterns.

The annual Lantern Festival returns tomorrow night (December 10) from 6pm for its 10th year.

Hundreds of people, carrying dozens of unique, hand-made, glowing lanterns, parading proudly around Morecambe’s West End, accompanied by choirs, musicians and street performers - what better way to beat the winter blues?!

Organised by More Music, the West End-based community music group, the free event will include live entertainment and carol singing.

An illuminated street procession led by the Baybeat Streetband and one man band extraordinaire Pete Moser will start at Sandylands School at 6pm, and take a route to the Hothouse on Devonshire Road via Sefton Road, Brunswick Road, Alexandra Road, Clarendon Road, Regent Road and Yorkshire Street.

Everyone is welcome to bring lanterns to carry in the procession and make sure to wear your warmest clothes!

Outside the Hothouse, there will be live entertainment from Boogie Bill’s Crooning Christmas, West End Primary School Choir, Joe McCorriston, The Township Café Choir plus carol singing. The Hothouse’s windows will be lit up with projections from Ashley Murphy and there will be soup, hot drinks and mince pies.

Find out more about More Music at www.moremusic.org.uk or call 01524 831 997.