On Saturday 2nd December the much-loved Bolsover Lantern Parade will once again light up the streets of the historic town.


This year we’re celebrating 30 years of the parade; generations of community creativity have made this one of the country’s biggest and longest-running light processions.


Starting at Bolsover Castle, the stunning light show, featuring community-made lanterns, will travel through the town creating a beautiful spectacle that culminates at the Cenotaph for Christmas carols.

Thanks to our event hosts at English Heritage, Bolsover (S44) residents can take advantage of exclusive free access to Bolsover Castle between 10am and 4pm, with proof of Bolsover residency (e.g. a utility bill).

The Bolsover Lantern Parade is a non-ticketed, FREE event but Junction Arts welcomes donations to support the continuation of this magical and memorable event within the town.


Bright Winter Nights, The Bolsover Christmas Market and the Bolsover Lantern Parade are all part of the NEW Bolsover Winter Festival – a weekend of festive fun that marks the start of the winter season.  More information about all the events taking place can be found on the Visit Bolsover website: https://www.visitbolsover.co.uk/events/bwf/