CARDIGAN’S giant lantern parade will once again be staged through the town this year.

Now in its fourth year, 4CG, a co-operative organisation set up to advance community development through the regeneration of Cardigan and the surrounding area and the town’s Small World Theatre will be teaming up to run the popular event, thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The parade will take place on Friday, December 6 at 7pm and promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before.

Past parades have drawn thousands of people into the town centre and have quickly become a firm family favourite in the run-up to Christmas.

Cardigan deputy mayor Cllr Clive Davies said: “Everyone’s planning around the Lantern Parade already. We’ve been approached by people in the street, community groups, youth groups and traders.

“It’s an important event in the town’s calendar and attracts visitors from across the UK. More than 10,000 people visited Cardigan in 2018 and we hope to exceed those numbers this year.”

Small World Theatre will begin the ‘Festival of Light’ at Pendre and finish in the grounds of Cardigan Castle, where there will be music and food and drink on offer.

Bill Hamblett, director of Small World Theatre, said: “We’re looking forward to deciding this year’s theme and getting creative in November.”

Cardigan’s creative community is invited to join in lantern-making workshops with Small World Theatre in the run up to the event. November workshop details and booking online or