Stony Stratford Lantern Project 2019

This year’s Stony Stratford Lantern Project will see people of all ages joining together at York House Centre to make lanterns ready for the Lantern Procession which takes place every year as part of the Stony Stratford Switch-On Fun Day.

The 2019 theme will be ‘Jungle Bells!’ – loads of scope for all sorts of jungle animals, exotic birds, frogs, snakes, beautiful flowers, very child-friendly….so get your thinking caps on for some fun and colourful creations!

Public Lantern Making Sessions are held over 2 weekends at York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ:-

Sat 16 & Sun 17 November 10.00am til 4.00pm

Sat 23 & Sun 24 November 10.00am til 4.00pm

The 2019 Switch-On Fun Day and Lantern Procession are on Saturday 30 November.

We will also run frame-making sessions at local schools which are for pupils and their parents/carers only – look out for letters and leaflets in your child’s bookbag before October half term.

A cafe will run all day at the York House sessions for hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches.

Plenty of Lantern Volunteers will be on-hand to help you make your lantern.

On Switch-On Day (Saturday 30 November) we all meet at York House to collect our lanterns from 3.15pm.  As darkness falls, the lanterns are lit, and at 4.15pm the procession makes its way through the crowd-lined streets of Stony Stratford to the Market Square in time for the switching-on of the Christmas lights at 5pm.- magical!

Booking Your Lantern/s


All lanterns are checked thoroughly by our Volunteers to ensure they are safe to join in with the Procession which is well supervised by experienced Stewards.

A BIG thank you to all the Lantern Volunteers; to the Trustees & Staff at York House Centre and to our funders – Stony Stratford Town Council, Stony Stratford Business Association, Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the York House Local Giving Fund.

Join our Facebook Group – Stony Stratford Lantern Project