Experience the wonder of Christmas

Bradford Christmas Fayre and Lantern Parade Nov 2019



Bradford Council and markets organiser Made Bradford staged a Christmas Fayre with over 40 stalls, magical street theatre and fun workshops in Bradford's Centenary Square.



The stalls sold a wide range of gifts from Christmas trinkets to knitwear, Christmas crafts, and skincare products.

A huge range of international foods was on offer including Jamaican, Mexican, Syrian and Indian hot food. People could also try German hotdogs and burgers, a range of hot drinks, cakes and Christmas-inspired soft and alcoholic drinks.


Free entertainment was provided by no less than 18 different acts including Santa and his elves, a pair of Celebrity Reindeer's, Christmas Stilt Walkers, Christmas Fairies, Roller-skating Presents and a Magical Snow Queen.


The Bradford Cathedral and Cecil Green Arts has organised a colourful Christmas lantern parade which was to snake its way through Bradford city centre.


People were able to make their very own Christmas lanterns at a special workshops held in the Broadway Shopping Centre. Once they had made a lantern they were to make their way to the Bradford Cathedral where the lantern parade was to start then make its way through the city to City park.



The illuminated procession of homemade lanterns left Bradford Cathedral at 4.30pm . The parade left the Cathedral and travelled along Lower Kirkgate with crowds gathering outside Marks & Spencer and H&m to watch the Illuminated Carnival weave its way onto Market Street

passing the Broadway shopping Centre.

Once the Christmas lantern parade had reached City park it made a circuit of the mirror pool ending outside City Hall.







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