Tameside Winter Celebration – Northern Lights

Thank you to everyone who came to or participated in Northern Lights – Tameside Winter Celebration! We were overwhelmed with the support of the people in Hyde who braved the cold to line the route, be part of the parade and watch as Father Christmas turned on the town’s Christmas lights.

We’d like to offer some special thanks to all of the community groups who worked with us to make this event happen so thank you to:
✨ Khush Amdid for making the beautiful fox lanterns and leading the parade
✨ HSD73 HQ Home of Dance Culture at Hyde School of Dance for choreographing their own dance routines for the parade and designing and making their own costumes
✨The team and volunteers at Phantasmagoria for making the beautiful Draco the Dragon
✨The students at Tameside College for volunteering their time to hold some of the larger lanterns in the parade
✨ The students at Alder Community High School for making over 50 beautiful lanterns for the parade
✨The team and members of Diversity Matters North West for making some beautiful lanterns for the field of lanterns.
✨ The almost 200 people who came to a public lantern making workshop, making some beautiful lanterns for the parade.

✨ The primary schools who made lanterns to line the parade route:
Endeavour Academy
St Paul’s Catholic Primary School
Bradley Green Primary Academy
Dowson PrimaryAcademy Information
Friends of St James Hattersley
Discovery Academy Hyde

✨ The schools which made decorations for the trees in front of Hyde Town Hall:
Thomas Ashton school

✨All the community groups who made lanterns:
Bloom At Leap
Hyde Chapel Rainbows
Mencap Denton
Artsync Hyde
5th Hyde Guides
Hyde Rangers
Abc Day Nursery Hyde
United Church Guides, Brownies and Rainbows

Photos by Ian Hodgson.