Illuminate NEL 2017

We are very proud to be involved with the Illuminate parades this year.

Parades take place:-
Grimsby Christmas Light switch on – Thursday 23rd November 5:30pm to 7pm
Lantern parade Riverhead to Abbeygate to Grimsby Minster finishing at 6pm

Cleethorpes Christmas Light Switch On –  Friday 1st December 5:30pm to 6pm
Lantern parade from St Peters Church Hall to St Peter’s Church

Immingham Christmas Light Switch On – Friday 8th December 6:15pm to 7pm
Santa parade from Blue Stone pub to Civic Centre. Lantern parade from Trinity Hall to Civic Centre.

If you or your child has been involved with the lantern parade workshops please see below…

This November 2017 will see 170 children and young people involved with creating beautiful crafted lanterns through school and community group workshops, which will contribute to our regions first Illuminate NEL parades.


If your child has taken part in a creative lantern workshop for Illuminate NEL 2017, they have learnt about the Mayflower Pilgrims.

We would love them and you to be part of a magical night time parade using their lantern and launching our local connection of the Mayflower Pilgrim Family’s journey.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times at the parade. 
Other siblings and friends are welcome to also attend with you.

There are three opportunities to be involved:

Grimsby Christmas Light Switch On – Thursday 23rd November
5:15pm meet for parade and collect a lantern at Abbeygate car park. Join Father Christmas and the parade as it passes by Abbeygate and walking through to Grimsby Minster green.
Parade 5:30pm to 6:15pm (light switch on 7pm)

Cleethorpes Christmas Light Switch On – Friday 1st December
5:15pm meet for parade at St Peter’s Church Hall to collect lanterns and parade to St Peters Church, St Peters Avenue.
Parade 5:30pm to 6pm

Thursday 7th December – The Lanterns will be displayed at the Civic Hall, Immingham until 5pm
Christmas Light Switch On Friday 8th December Children’s party 5pm to 6pm
6:00pm meet at Trinity Hall, Pelham Road. Join Father Christmas and the parade at Trinity Hall and walk to Civic Centre
Parade 6:15pm to 6:45pm and light switch on 7:00pm

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