Bankside Winter Festival, London South Bank (to 21 Dec)

The Bankside Winter Festival opens with a Frost Fair-themed lantern parade, in celebration of the history of the area and the fairs that took place on a frozen Thames hundreds of years ago. Watch the celebratory procession of Traditional Thames Cutters carrying Frost Fair flags on the River Thames on the following day.

Join the Frost fair Lantern Parade on Friday 12th December at 4:30pm.  With approximately 270 local school children taking part, the parade will bring to life aspects of the Frost Fair with lanterns the shape of ice-skaters, dancing bears and roasted chestnut sellers and much more.  The lantern parade will end outside Tate Modern, where a Frost Fair lantern scene will be assembled and will remain on display for the entirety of the festival.

Opening hours: Mon – Wed 10.00am – 7.00pm; Thurs – Sat 10.00am – 8.00pm; Sun 10.00am – 6.00pm

Entry cost: FREE

Location: Bankside Riverside, outside Tate Modern