Celebrating 10 Years!

29th & 30th October 2019, Alexandra Park

North Belfast Lantern Festival 2019Tuesday 29th October 2019 – Alexandra Park

12pm – 3pm

Activities will include circus performers, lantern making, music, arts & crafts, story telling etc

6pm – 8pm

Outdoor Cinema ‘The Greatest Showman’

Wrap up warm, you might even want to bring a hot water bottle!

Wednesday 30th October 2019 – Alexandra Park

12pm – 3pm

Activities will include circus performers, lantern making, music, visual arts, science experiments etc

5pm – Lantern Parade

Parade participants gather at Girdwood Community Hub from 5pm

Pre-parade activities include Lantern making, face-painting, music & circus performances.

Parade departs at 6.15pm

Parade participants FREE Red wristband.

6.30pm – 9pm – Main event in Alexandra Park

A fantastic evening of circus, comedy, music, dance, fireworks and a headline performance by ‘Little Mix Magic’ one of the finest Little Mix Tribute Acts!

Gates open 6.30pm

Entrance via Mileriver Street (side of Currie Primary).

No dogs allowed.

Anyone just attending the park must purchase a Gold wristband from the Ashton Centre, 5 Churchill Street. Wristbands are £2 each and will go on sale on Monday 30th September 2019. UNder 2’s will get a Free Red wristband.

For more information please contact Anne Delaney at New Lodge Arts on 02890742255 or via email: anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com

Entry to Alexandra Park on the evening of Wednesday 30th October will be via Mileriver Street only!

Wrap up warm and wear your wellies!

The North Belfast Lantern Festival is part of the North Belfast Community Pride Programme and primarily funded by The Executive Office and administered by Community Relations Council. The Programme is led by Ashton and delivered by New Lodge Arts. The programme is also supported by Belfast City Council, Department for Foreign Affairs and Duncairn Community Partnership.


Ashton is an award winning social regeneration charity that works to deliver real benefits for local people. It was formally established in 1991 with a mission ‘To promote positive change and improve the quality of life of the North Belfast community.’ Located in the New Lodge area of North Belfast it works to address severe levels of social and economic deprivation.

New Lodge Arts

New Lodge Arts is a thriving arts organisation providing innovative, fun and educational activities  that stretch right across the community and political divide in North Belfast. Set up in 2003 by Ashton, New Lodge Arts has embedded itself at the heart of North Belfast. With a strong community focus and passion for supporting the needs of young people within the area, New Lodge Arts provide creative opportunities and challenges that unlock young people’s potential inspiring them to grow and succeed.