Lantern Parade

17 November 2017, view from Queen Street, Cornmarket, WEstgate Oxford 

The parade involved over 400 people from schools, community groups and local bands, led by the Sea Cadets. The lanterns were inspired by the theme 'Undiscovered Oxford' Expect a fantastical flying creature, beautiful scientific objects and a ghostly visitor from the past. Dreams of canals, castle, astrology and magic.designed by Paul Batten, featured over 300 books, a hot air balloon (from Around The World in 80 Days by Jules Verne), a giant compass (from Philip Pullman's Northern Lights), an illuminated bicycle (from The Boy Who Biked The World by Alastair Humphreys) and a spectacular globe.

Oxford's Christmas Light Festival graphic skyline