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Lantern Parades

Our star shaped lanterns make fantastic lights for lantern parades. Their rich colours, bold designs, superior quality and sturdiness make them perfect lights for lantern processions whatever the time of year.

Paper star lights are easily lit, can be carried safely and are a straightforward way of lighting a crowded community event. A wide choice of designs ensures that you can create maximum visual impact and a high level of participation, whilst keeping costs down.

"Congratulations… fabulous contribution… The new lanterns were stunning xxx”   Debra Betts, Lincoln BIG Lantern Parade

Community celebrations are close to our hearts here at Paper Starlights. We love to work with communities to help create successful and sparkling events and have a sister company dedicated solely to that, see

Lantern parades and light festivals have become an increasingly popular way to build and celebrate community and we are proud to contribute to these important community events.

The 2016 Lantern Parade was extra special thanks to Paper Starlights providing us with a wonderful mix of colourful lanterns, which the youngsters from the Westgate Academy loved carrying. We are delighted that Paper Starlights will add significantly to the festive ambience of this popular event in our annual calendar.””

    Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong

All images of the Lincoln BIG Lantern Parade courtesy Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Our paper star lanterns originate in India, where they are traditionally used for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, Christmas and other key celebrations.

Paper Starlights can be lit in a number of simple ways, fold flat for easy transportation and storage, and can be used over again and again.

A lovely experience”  James Poole.


We have styles of paper star lights perfect for use in lantern parades, including plain paper stars which can be decorated as part of a lantern making workshop. Have a look at our range of Starry designs in our shop 

If you are organising a lantern parade as a stand alone event, or as part of a festival, please get in touch with We can offer special quantity discounts to community groups and schools. Tell us the theme of your light parade and we may be able to help with colours and designs of lanterns that are not available in our online retail shop.

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