Saturday 3rd December 2022

Lantern Parade:

Gather at 5pm

From the north end of Bug Hunter Waters (What3Words: ///lobby.silly.slyly)

Lights Switch-on:


The Green, Pathfinder Way, Northstowe

Let’s light up Northstowe this winter!

If you've made a lantern at one of our workshops, at school or at home, be part of the Parade through Northstowe. If you don't fancy being part of the parade, pick a spot along the route to cheer us on - or head straight down to the Green! The route of the Parade, with viewing points highlighted, is available here.

Make a lantern at home from things in your recycling bin!

We're delighted that the Parade will be led this year by Devil's Dyke Morris, and there might be an opportunity for you to have a go at morris-dancing when we reach the Green too!

As well as lots of wonderful individual lanterns made from willow and tissue paper, milk bottles, jam jars and more, some of Northstowe's community groups have made giant group lanterns which we can't wait to see! Look out for Pathfinder Church Northstowe, Northstowe Youth Hive, Emmanuel Church Northstowe and Northstowe Muslims!

At the Green there will be festive food trucks (BrewBoard, Nomadough and Pig-Casso's!) and a live music stage, with jazz carols from Emmanuel Church Northstowe at 5.30pm and an opportunity for Santa Selfies by the Christmas Tree.

Our MC for the evening, the wonderful Matt Webb from our media partners Cambridge 105 Radio, will kick things off on-stage at 6pm with performances by students at Pathfinder Primary School, Hatton Park Primary School and Northstowe Secondary College; Mayor Richard Owen will then Light Up Northstowe!!


5pm - Food trucks and community stands open - The Green

5pm - Pelumi Oluwasanya - live music stage, The Green

5pm - Parade participants gather at north end of Bug Hunter Waters (see route map below)

5.15pm - Parade begins

5.30pm - Emmanuel Church Northstowe jazz carols - live music stage, The Green

By 5.50pm - Parade arrives at The Green

6pm - MC Matt Webb (Cambridge 105 Radio) welcome - live music stage, The Green

6.05pm - Pathfinder Primary School choir - live music stage, The Green

6.15pm - Hatton Park Primary School choir - live music stage, The Green

6.25pm - Northstowe Secondary College choir - live music stage, The Green

6.35pm - Lights switch-on with Mayor Richard Owen

6.45pm - Devil's Dyke Morris - in front of live music stage, The Green

8pm - Food trucks and community stands close - The Green

Light Up Northstowe is part of Northstowe Winter Festival and is proudly presented by Northstowe Arts and Northstowe Town Council, in partnership with Pathfinder Church Northstowe, Northstowe Foodies and lots of other community groups and organisations, with media partners Cambridge 105 Radio.

Northstowe Arts

Northstowe Town Council

Media Partners - Cambridge 105 Radio

Pathfinder Church Northstowe

Northstowe Foodies

Emmanuel Church Northstowe

Our performers:

Devil's Dyke Morris Men

Pathfinder C of E Primary School

Northstowe Secondary College

Hatton Park Primary School

We are very grateful to event funders and sponsors, including:

Homes England

Phoenix Events East Ltd

Northstowe Bouncy Castles

Greenbelt Group Ltd


Northstowe Foodies

Northstowe Town Council