Monday 22 December 2014

Burning the Clocks

Yesterday we went to ‘Burning the Clocks’ for the first time with toddler. It’s an annual parade that takes place in Brighton to mark the Winter Solstice. The procession included people carrying white lanterns, dancers and musicians, some in costumes, making the streets come alive. It was cold and windy but thousands of people had come to watch, us included. It was an amazing sight and well worth it. Even toddler was dancing along to the drummers from his pushchair. 

The parade went through the centre of town, along the seafront, pass the pier and the wheel and then congregated by the sea for the actual burning of the huge clock lantern and the finale - fireworks! Toddler didn’t enjoy this bit too much, understandably. We were pretty close and they were too loud for him. Luckily they didn’t last too long though. Next year we’ll miss out the fireworks but definitely go to the parade again. Thanks Brighton city :)

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