WATCH: Grand lantern parade in Alnwick

A stunning lantern parade was staged in Alnwick earlier this evening, to the delight of onlookers who packed the streets to see the spectacle.

The amazing procession was led by Spark – a magical live music, light and movement spectacular – who thrilled the crowds.

Spark delighted the crowds.

Spark delighted the crowds.

The dazzling parade began in The Alnwick Garden at 5.15pm, before moving into the town centre, passing through the Bondgate Tower, along Bondgate Within, towards Narrowgate, along Fenkle Street and into the Market Place.

It was here, in the cobbled square, that Spark brought their exciting show to an end with a thrilling grand finale. Children took part in the parade, holding lanterns. The event was enjoyed by people of all ages and the spectacle attracted a large crowd.