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10th Anniversary Celebration of Gloucester’s Christmas Lights


Gloucester Christmas Lights 2019

Gloucester Cathedral looks forward to celebrating the switch on of the Christmas lights in the city and the start of the festive season at a special service on Sunday November 17 at 5.00pm.  “This is the 10th anniversary service,” explained the City Canon, Canon Nikki Arthy. “It’s so popular and we are delighted that both the procession and the service have become such a Gloucester tradition. We are expecting many hundreds of people to gather in the Cathedral to sing carols and to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas,”
 
The theme for the procession is ‘Pinocchio’ which is this year’s pantomime at Gloucester Guildhall. Headed by Father Christmas, the procession will include civic leaders, the Town Crier, samba bands and local children carrying giant lanterns depicting the story.
 
The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said: “Only in Gloucester does the lantern parade for the switch on of the city’s Christmas lights end up inside the Cathedral. This year we mark the 10th anniversary of the community coming together to share something very special.
 
The procession leaves from Blackfriars at 4.30pm, arriving at the Cathedral at 5.00pm. All are welcome.


Explore Gloucestershire
13 November 2019
 


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