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Newton Abbot Lantern parade


Newton Abbot town centre was bursting with excitement on Wednesday 12th December thanks to the lantern parade in the town.  Approx. 200 pupils from Bearnes, Wolborough, All Saints, Decoy, Bradley Barton, Haytor View, Highweek & St Joseph’s Primary Schools took pride in parading their colourful bird themed lanterns through the streets of Newton Abbot towards the Clock Tower.  The theme this year was ‘Up in the Air’ and the lanterns varied from robins to owls, parrots to flamingos and a huge peacock.  A big thank you to local artist Tony Gee and other members of the Creation Myth Puppets who were able to make this fantastic event possible once again, working in partnership with Newton Abbot Town Council.

The town was a hive of activity as shoppers visited the popular Christmas street fayre with live entertainment throughout the night and also the magical Santa’s Grotto run all night at St Leonards Clock Tower.

Natalie Hicks Events Co-ordinator for the Town Council said:
‘Once again the lantern parade did not disappoint, Newton Abbot was bursting at the seams with people enjoying the event as well as the street fayre in town.  The lantern parade was made up of children from all 8 of the Newton Abbot primary schools and also members of the public who had attended the lantern parade workshops and made their own lanterns.’

‘Thank you to everyone that helped and to the people of Newton Abbot for supporting this community event, we hope to see you in the town next Wednesday evening for the final late night shopping event to include the Mayors Carol Service, street fayre and Santa’s Grotto.’

To see photos from the night follow this link:

Newton Abbot Town Council

Town Hall

Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201120

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