Daventry Spirit of Christmas

Saturday 8th December 2018

The Spirit of Christmas and Lantern Parade will return to Daventry town centre on Saturday 8th December 2018.

This year there will also be a Christmas Market, making it the perfect opportunity for you to purchase beautiful hand-crafted and hand-made gifts from local traders and suppliers. There will also be the chance for you to purchase food and drink as well.

Lantern Making Workshops will be taking place over the weekend 24th and 25th November 2018. The venue is TBC.

Further details on the Christmas Market and Spirit of Christmas Festival will be released nearer the time.

For more information and to keep up to date with updates happening for the festival, follow the Spirit of Christmas Facebook page.

How to Make a Willow Lantern

How to Make a Paper Lantern

What you'll need:

  • A4 sheet of card
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

How to Make a Paper Lantern:

Cut a 2cm strip off the short side of your paper and set it aside to use as a handle.

Fold the paper in half lengthwise.

Cut fringe-style incisions from the folded side and stopping 2cm away from the edge of the card.

Open out the card.

Fold it so the two short sides of the paper come together and secure with a staple.

Staple the handle to the top of your paper lantern.

How to Make a Jam Jar Lantern

What you'll need:

  • A washed jar
  • Coloured Paper
  • PVA Glue
  • String or wire to make the handle if required

How to make them:

Cover the outside of your jar in PVA glue.

Stick tissue paper to the outside of the jar in your chosen pattern/design.

Cover with PVA glue over the top to harden the tissue paper

Leave to dry

If required you can make a handle for the jar our of string or wire.

Place a battery powered tealight or battery powered fairy lights in the jar for the parade.