Launching Light Up Longest Night

We're so excited to be Lighting Up Longest Night this year!

With free lantern-making workshops, materials distributed to local schools, collaborations with Northstowe community groups, and creative inspiration for lantern-making at home across our socials, we'll all be ready to Light Up Longest Night this December.

Then after dusk on Thursday 21st December, we'd love to see lanterns, candles and festive lights in front gardens or windows across Northstowe and beyond - shining out into the darkness of Longest Night.

You could even win a prize if you enter our competition for most creative display! If you're in Northstowe, let us know before 21st December and our competition judges will walk past your home that evening. If you're further afield, pop a photo of your display on Facebook or Instagram with #LightUpLongestNight, DM us, or email to

We're grateful for funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the partnership of many of Northstowe's community groups and organisations for making this activity happen!

This activity is part of Northstowe Winter Festival