Gainsborough Illuminate 2017 - Thursday 24th November

The Lantern Parade parade will start  5pm at the Market Square and from then on to the grounds of Gainsborough Old Hall.

There will be an Illuminate Service at 6pm in the United Reformed Church to commemorate Gainsborough’s significant role in the story of the Separatists who became known as Pilgrims, and their trials and tribulations nearly four centuries ago.

Photo credit Lantern Parades - Electric Egg.

Doncaster  Illuminate 

Sunday 19th November 2017

With its spectacular parade of lanterns, music and entertainment, Illuminate looks set to be a magical event for all the family.

The event is part of a countdown to the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower and recognises Doncaster’s important connections to the story of the Mayflower Pilgrims, some of whom came from the area before they sailed to America in 1620.

The event will start with a candle lighting service at St. Helena's Church in Austerfield, followed by a lantern parade along Bawtry High Street at 5pm. There will also be entertainment provided by the Phoenix Theatre and the Quirky Choir at a Civic Service in St. Nicholas' Church.



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Venue: Through Carolgate and Retford Market Square . Lanterne Parade, Music, Entertainment.

Followed by service of Thanksgiving, 6pm St Swithun's Church, Chapelgate, Retford