Link to video of The Magical Unicorn Lantern Parade on YouTube
THE GREATER SHANKILL LANTERN PARADE
WILL LIGHT UP THE ROAD
FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER 6:45pm
PARADE STARTS AT TOWNSEND STREET
The 2018 Parade Theme is The Magical Unicorn
THE MAGICAL UNICORN
Do you know…
that just over the hills
there is a Magical Forest where rainbows and stars grow?
And in the Forest there lives a Magical Unicorn.
One day Unicorn was thinking about Christmas and of course thinking about presents, when Wise Owl came to visit.
Owl said: “I heard there is a Great Christmas Tree in a Great Road, somewhere beyond the Magical Forest. We must see that Tree: let’s go out of the Forest and into the streets – and we’ll share rainbows and stars, with all the people we meet!”
So one night before Christmas, Magical Unicorn and the Magical Forest friends gathered gifts and set off over the hills,
singing a song as they went:
“We’ll lift up lanterns, shine light for our feet;
Share magic tonight, with people we meet!
We’ll lift up lanterns, to make the night bright;
And we’ll fill the street with music and light!”
COME AND JOIN THE MAGICAL UNICORN PARADE
on Friday 30th November.
There are workshops provided by Beat Carnival to make lanterns – and we have design sheets with ideas for Unicorn torches that you can make at home.
This year there is also an opportunity for some people to be involved in making the parade’s main feature, a Magical Unicorn float.
Other people can produce Forest Animals or a Magical Forest painted backdrop.
Download Workshop Registration Form > here
CLICK HERE for a simple design to make a Unicorn Torch Lantern that you can bring to the parade.
CONTACT BEAT CARNIVAL to register for workshops and find out about other activities to prepare for the Parade.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 02890 434767
Beat Carnival Centre, 11 – 47 Boyd Street, BT13 2GU
For more news, keep an eye on Facebook.com/beatcarnival, Twitter.com/beatcarnival and the website here.
ON FRIDAY 30TH
• Music and dance performances on stage at the Christmas Tree: starting with music by VIXEN at 6:30pm. The stage programme continues until the Lights Switch-On.
• The Magical Unicorn Lantern Parade begins at 6:45 from Townsend Street and will arrive at the Christmas Tree around 7:15.
• Christmas Tree Lights Switch-On at 8:15.
What people said in 2017
“Really brilliant night!”
“Very positive for the community and getting bigger each year.”
“Brilliant atmosphere, great turnout – nice to see the Road coming alive!”
“Having the time of my life at the #Shankill Lantern Parade and Christmas Tree switch-on.”