ISHMAN Choudhury took great care when making his Christmas lantern for a festive parade.

The year eight pupil was one of 20 Cheney School youngsters making lanterns for Oxford’s Christmas Light Night on Friday, November 23.

The 12-year-old said: “I have never seen the parade before and I am excited to be part of it.

“I am really looking forward to go along on the night and experience it all.”

The children’s lantern procession starts at the Old Fire Station in Gloucester Green at 6.15pm and ends with a grand finale in St Giles.

Live music and dancing in St Giles will entertain crowds from 5-10pm.

There is free car parking from 5.30pm at Worcester Street and Gloucester Green on Christmas Light Night, which is organised by Oxford City Council, Oxford Inspires and Ian Nolan Events Ltd.

Oxford’s Christmas lights will be switched on at the start of late night shopping on Thursday, November 22.