When there's no place to go, huge crowds turned out in Bexleyheath town centre to let it glow for Christmas.

Lanterns created by school children in a free workshop in Bexleyheath were used to light up the night sky on December 7.

Internationally renowned artist Tessa Garland helped the kids make the lanterns which were then paraded through the Broadway.

David Evennett, MP for Bexleyhath and Crayford, was impressed with the children's work.

He said: "I was delighted to bethere. The organisers have done a fantastic job and the children have really engaged to make some brilliant lanterns”.

As well as the lanterns there were food stalls and steel drummers.

One person said on social media: "Enjoyed the #LetItGlow lantern parade along Bexleyheath Broadway earlier! And the steel drummers' t-shirts were just my style."

Cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, Cllr Peter Craske: It was brilliant to see so many faces lit up (and the lanterns) with the magic of our first ever winter lantern parade. There were lots of people who even took a break from their busy Christmas shopping to stop and enjoy the glowing spectacle.

"Thank you to Bow Arts and the Bexleyheath Business Improvement District for helping to make this event possible and we look forward to seeing ‘Let it Glow’ grow bigger, year on year!”