THE first of two workshops to produce lanterns for this year’s Late Night Shopping event has been hailed a success.
Families turned out on Saturday to the town hall to learn how to make the paper lanterns, which will be paraded through the town in a procession of more than 100 to kick-start the festivities on the Festive Fun Night on Friday, December 6.
The procession will start at St Oswald’s Church at 6.30pm.
Organiser Jacqui Marsh said: “It was great, it went really well.
“I think most people at the workshop had been before but there were some people who had never made a lantern which was really nice.”
The project, which is run by Ashbourne Churches Together and Ashbourne Festival, and supported by Ashbourne Town Council, will be running a second workshop on Saturday and everyone is welcome.
To find out more or to book a place call Mrs Marsh on 01335 345210.