Evening Prayer, 4.00pm-4.30pm – You are welcome to attend Evening Prayer prior to the Lantern Parade.
Gather in the cathedral with your lanterns, from 5.00pm – You are welcome to gather in the cathedral with your lanterns from 5.00pm.
Judging of Lanterns and carol singing, from 5.30pm – Judging of the Lanterns by The Dean of Winchester, Catherine Ogle and carol singing from 5.30pm.
Get ready for the start of the parade, 6.30pm – Start to make your way out of the Great West Doors as the parade begins.
Parade route: The parade will head past Bar Gate, turning left at Pret A Manger, heading up the High Street to the Buttercross monument where you’ll steer left, walking through the passage between L’Occitane En Provence and The Winchester Bakery, you’ll then walk across the diagonal on the cathedral grounds and the parade will end outside the West Front of the cathedral.
Closing speech and winner announcement, 6.50pm/7pm – Depending on how long the parade will take, the closing speech and winner announcement, by The Dean of Winchester, Catherine Ogle, is expected to take place just before 7pm.
Enjoy the Christmas Market, from 7pm – 8pm – Why not make a night of it and be one of the first to enjoy this year’s Christmas Market. Find out more here.