On 21st December we will turn the River Wey into a beautiful River Of Lights. We are inviting the residents of Guildford and the surrounding towns and villages to make floating lanterns from halves of oranges, hollowed out and with a tea light. They can then come and place it along with over 500 other floating lantern candles in the river.
There will also be lantern sculptures, fire breathers, a folk choir, and the Wishing Tree... www.riveroflights.co.uk
River of Lights celebrates the Winter Solstice in Guildford. It’s a free community event marking the shortest day of the year, the official start of winter, the start of the festive season, and the rebirth of the sun as it starts its journey back to the Northern Hemisphere bringing us light, warmth and life.
By happy circumstance, it also coincides with the end of the Autumn school term!
River Of Lights takes place on Millmead Island from 6:30pm to 7:15pm on Tuesday 21st December.
And we need your help to make it happen. We are asking sole traders, independent professionals, freelancers and small businesses to each donate £10 to making this project happen. Each £10 donation will be recognised on our website with your logo and a link to your website.
Thank you for your help - and to making magic happen.