Lanterns light up Brackley night sky for Christmas light switch-on

More than 250 lanterns lit up Brackley High Street on Saturday for the town's Christmas light switch-on.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:02 pm
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Lights in The Market Square. NNL-171125-225005009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Lights in The Market Square. NNL-171125-225005009

Over 1,000 people paraded through the town to Burgess Square, some carrying lanterns decorated by Brackley schoolchildren. Town mayor, Don Thompson, who switched on the lights, said: “The atmosphere was phenomenal. Brackley has a wonderful community spirit. It was a great evening.”

This is the second year the town has held a lantern parade. Last year saw 90 lanterns carried down the high street.

Cllr Thompson said they hoped to extend the event next year to have more activities after the switching on of the lights.

Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompsonturns on the lights. NNL-171125-225402009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Children made lanterns. NNL-171125-225323009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompson leads the lantern parade. NNL-171125-225258009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Children made lanterns. NNL-171125-225150009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Children made lanterns. NNL-171125-225138009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompson leads the lantern parade. NNL-171125-225536009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompsonturns on the lights. NNL-171125-224928009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompsonturns on the lights. NNL-171125-225402009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Children made lanterns. NNL-171125-225323009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompson leads the lantern parade. NNL-171125-225258009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Children made lanterns. NNL-171125-225150009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Children made lanterns. NNL-171125-225138009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompson leads the lantern parade. NNL-171125-225536009
Brackley Christmas Lights switch-on and Lantern Parade. Brackley mayor, Cllr. Don Thompsonturns on the lights. NNL-171125-224928009