Mossley Light Festival Parade 2017

Picture the scene – giants lighting up the dark sky as they process through the town’s streets leaving lasting memories with children, families proudly showing off their lanterns, drummers keeping the energy high, and community groups sharing their creativity for us all. This will be a Mossley night out like no other and is not to be missed. Join us along the route, come out of your houses and cheer us on, or just wave from your doorstep, but make sure you are part of the story.

Plus – we are delighted to announce that we have invited Global Grooves to present their fantastic, unique and visually stunning 2017 Carnival production The Desi Carnival especially re-imagined for a Mossley night time audience. Will will also be joined by Mossley’s own No Eyed Theatre who be creating a new piece of work to be premiered at this years parade.

There’s more….before and after the parade the Market Place will be alive with family friendly activities, Street Theatre, food and drink options and cafés will be open for refreshments around the area.

Market place fun starts 4pm

Mayor of Mossley Charity Christmas Market (George Lawton Hall) 4pm – 7pm

Parade Start time: 5pm (Leaving from Emmaus, parade groups to meet now at 4.15pm for registration)

The Big Switch on: 7pm

Event ends: 7:30pm

Experience the Parade

Building on the success of last year’s nocturnal cavalcade, Mossley Light Festival returns on Saturday 25 November 2017.

This year’s theme – A Tale of Two Giants – tells the story of the colossal Alphin and Alder and how they fought for the love of beautiful water nymph Rimmon.

The age-old love triangle will be played out by large-scale and illuminated puppets that have been created especially for the event. Towering over the scores of musicians, dancers and bearers of handcrafted-lanterns that make up the moving spectacle, the love struck trio will wend their way from Bottom Mossley to the town’s market ground.

Two great hills at the entrance to Tame Valley – Alphin Pike and Alderman’s Hill – are said to have been the homes of the duelling giants, whilst Rimmon resided in the bubbling waters of nearby Chew Brook.

Getting there: Parking will be extremely restricted, there is no parking on the Market Ground or at Emmaus. Please arrive on foot/public transport when ever possible.

Route Map

Would you like to make a lantern or perform in the parade? Click here to find out how!

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