Guy Fawkes Lantern Parade

Come and join the procession of light from Eastbury Manor House to the Abbey Ruins, Barking. If you don’t want to join the parade, you can stand somewhere along the route and give us a wave as we travel past.

Lantern parade

In partnership with Creative Barking & Dagenham.

The Guy Fawkes Lantern Parade takes place on Sunday 6 November from Eastbury Manor House and ends up at the Abbey Ruins, where there will be a free, family event starting at 4pm with amazing stage acts, live music and street theatre. 

The event features Laser Light City by BAFTA winning artist Seb Lee-Delisle, don’t miss this mesmerising light and laser show finale.


Book on to the parade

3.15pm - Meet at Eastbury Manor House

4.15pm - Parade safety briefing and line up

4.30pm - Parade leaves promptly

5.15pm - Parade arrives at the Abbey Ruins

Our FREE parade, organised in partnership with Creative Barking & Dagenham, will involve local schools and residents from around the area and everyone is welcome to take part.

The Parade of Light will include a Guy Fawkes and magical lanterns lighting the streets of the borough. To join us on the parade groups, families or individuals need to book early as spaces are limited.

Participants are encouraged to build and bring their very own Guy and/or wear bright fiery coloured clothing, glowing accessories and face paint. Remember to wrap up warm for the winter weather!

Spaces are limited so we encourage families and groups to book spaces early to avoid disappointment. Everyone is welcome to join the parade, which will take approximately 45 minutes, along the closed roads and pavements.

The café at Eastbury Manor House will be open for hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Please note parking is available in the local streets around Eastbury Manor but is limited so please park responsibly.

Lantern parade route

To ensure the parade runs smoothly, there will be a rolling road closure as the parade moves from Eastbury Manor House to the Abbey Ruins, Barking from 4pm to 5.30pm. Please avoid the area where possible and expect some delays on the road at this time. There will also be some parking restrictions on Abbey Road.

Event at the Abbey Ruins

4pm to 8pm

Food and drinks available for sale on site.

Please note there is no booking required to join us at the FREE event at the Abbey Ruins.

Event Programme

4.05pm - Sistacated

4.55pm - Tej and the Dhol drummers

5.15pm - Parade arrival and Parade Finale

5.35pm - The Mayor, Councillor Faruk Choudhary's speech

5.45pm - Laser Light City display

6pm - Sistacated

6.50pm - Spark!

7.25pm - Cirque Bijou, Fire Show

7.40pm - Laser Light City display

*Programme subject to change

**Caution: this show uses smoke and laser light effects that may not be safe for those with epilepsy and other photosensitive conditions.


Design and build your own fire lantern and help decorate a giant Guy.

Sunday 23 October and Sunday 30 October

10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm 

Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square IG11 9SN.

Book Workshop 

Monday 24 to Friday 28 October

10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm 

The Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS.

Book Workshop

Guy Fawkes Lantern Parade leaflet (PDF, 728KB)