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Aldgate in Winter

The Aldgate in Winter Lantern Parade is back!

Launching from Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary school playground at 4.45pm, the parade will culminate at a fete in Aldgate Square as the Christmas lights are switched on. Come along for performances from local choirs, performance groups and local schools, mulled wine, food, and further festivities.

This year, Artsadmin and Toynbee Hall are teaming up in Mallon Gardens from 4pm, where we’ll be serving delicious homemade treats from our Arts Bar & Café. Come and watch the Lantern Parade go past or join us on a short walk down to Aldgate Square.

While you’re there, visit Canon Barnett Primary School and Tim Spooner’s exhibition Monuments of Tower Hamlets at St Botolph Without Aldgate Church.

The shorter Lantern Parade route from Mallon Gardens is step-free. You can let us know your access requirements ahead of time by emailing

Date and time

6 December 2019

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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