Some serious stuff about Lantern Parade road closures

In the midst of all the excitement – only a couple of weeks left to go until the 2018 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade hits the streets on Saturday December 8th – we’ve got an important update for you all about the route and road closures.

First up, we’re changing the starting point of the Parade.  For the first time, the lovely people at Mark’s Bakery/Cafe on North Street will actually be able to see some of the parade, because that is where we are setting out from at 4.30pm.  So now you’ve got even more choice for where to stand to soak up the marvelous spectacle that is the Lantern Parade.

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The second, but equally important piece of new is that due to safety reasons, the official Parade route, from North Street, Cannon St, British Road and South Street will be closed to traffic from 3pm to 6pm.

2018 BWLP Road Closures

Some bus services will be diverted for the duration of the event, and this may cause some inconvenience to other road users – especially for deliveries – who may have to work around this.

But we really hope that people will be understanding, and thank everyone for their patience, as we have to make sure that all the Parade participants, who are of all ages, are kept safe.

See you in a couple of weeks!

Love from the #bemmylanterns team

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