Lantern Parade and Carol Event

Published 21/11/2023   |   Last Updated 07/12/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

Event Details

Date: 12 December 2023 

Times: 17.30 - 18.30

Location: Senedd Building, Cardiff Bay

£ Free


About the Event

Join the Senedd and Wales Millennium Centre for an evening of song and festive cheer!


Event Highlights


Lantern Parade:
At 17.30 the magic begins with a lantern parade from the Wales Millennium Centre led by the Butetown Arts and Culture Association. Witness the warm glow of lanterns, setting the stage for a magical journey through the Oval Basin up to the Norwegian Church and back to the Senedd steps.


New Performance by the Butetown Arts and Culture Association:

Experience the creativity of the Butetown Arts and Culture Association as they present a brand-new performance crafted exclusively for this memorable event.

"The parade performance will draw inspiration from a Jamaican Junkanoo masked pantomime, which, in turn, has been influenced by West African and European traditions. For instance, Junkanoo incorporates archetype characters like 'Horsehead,' reminiscent of the Mari Lwyd tradition in Wales. The ensemble will consist of approximately 12 dancers, drummers and other musicians, all adorned in newly commissioned costumes for the performance.”


Carols and Performances:

Upon returning to the Senedd steps, we'll be welcomed by the Llywydd for a heartwarming celebration. With carols and captivating performances by the Pantasia Steel Pans and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama students.


Join us for a Festive Celebration

Experience the magic of the season with us. No reservations needed—just show up and share in the festive cheer.


This event is held in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre.


Contact Us

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