Like us you’ve probably been following the weekend weather forecast over the last few days.
So it won’t come as a surprise to learn that, sadly, we’ve come to a decision based on safety issues, to postpone the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade 2018 on Saturday December 8th.
It’s particularly disappointing for all those children and community groups who’ve been working so hard and creatively on their lanterns over the last couple of months.
However, with a forecast of strong wind and rain during the Parade period on Saturday, we felt it unwise to subject participants and spectators to these conditions which also, to put it mildly, wouldn’t do justice to all that hard work.
Without delay we’ll be requesting Bristol City Council for a revised date for a Parade Route road closure in the New Year.
We’ll also ask all our local lantern makers to carefully store their lanterns ahead of the announcement of a new date.
The Bedminster Lantern Parade will happen this winter, but for only the second time in its eight year history, Parade Day will carry over into the following year.