The Lantern Procession & Switch-on

From about 3.45pm, lantern bearers gather outside the Gables Hotel at the bottom of Compston Road, where the lantern bearers will turn on their LED LIGHTING. For safety reasons - the use of candles is no longer permitted.

Santa arrives to head the procession which leaves at 4.30pm, all lanternslit up. Off we go up Compston Road with Father Christmas switching the lights on and weaving a spell with his magic dust as we parade around the village.

For people with Willow Lanterns......

Click here for information about lanterns in the procession


The processionScheduled stops are at Millans Park junction, outside Boots chemist, and then round to Market Cross. The Parade continues around the village via Market Place, Lake Road as far as Church Street junction and then down Church Street until all the lights are switched on and Ambleside is transformed into a Magical Winter Wonderland.