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Aldgate in Winter 2018

Aldgate lantern

​Aldgate in Winter 2018

Aldgate Lantern Parade and Winter Fete are back by popular demand.

The free events will take place for a second year running on Friday 7th December 2018. Aldgate’s Lantern Parade will move through streets to the beat of the Barbican’s Drum Works leading to a festive fete in the new Aldgate Square.

The parade will launch from Sir John Cass Foundation’s Primary school playground at 4:45pm, and will culminate in the square where a Winter Fete – complete with performances, mulled wine and further festivities – will take place. The fete celebrates the winter season in the build-up to the Christmas holidays and showcases the cultures, talent and businesses available in the City and surrounds.

Aldgate in Winter’s events are produced by the City of London in partnership with Aldgate Community Events, Sir John Cass Foundation’s Primary School, Canon Barnett Primary School, Christchurch C of E Primary School, St Botolph’s without Aldgate, Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, Kahaila Aldgate, The Aldgate Partnership, and many more local organisations, individuals and businesses.

Aldgate Lantern Parade

​Date and times

  • Friday 7th December 2018
  • From 4pm
Aldgate Creative Workshop


Free open lantern-making workshops will take place on:

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Kahaila Aldgate, Aldgate Square, EC3N 1AF
31 October; 7, 14, 21, 28 November and 5 December

Saturdays, 2-4pm
Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, E1 7AF
10, 17, 24 November and 1 December

Bespoke workshops and making sessions can also be organised with groups and businesses from around the area.

Please contact OR Aldgate Community events for more information.

19 October 2018
Last Modified:
06 November 2018