A SERIES of festive parades will be taking place in the town centre in the run-up to Christmas.

The Oracle is hoping to give shoppers something spectacular to see by organising LED parades, which will take over the Riverside.

Viewers can look forward to a selection of breathtaking swans and lions working their way through the streets.

Andy Briggs, general manager of The Oracle, said: “We wanted to make sure we put on a show that visitors could look forward to throughout the whole of December.

"We are sure visitors won’t be able to experience anything like our parade elsewhere and we are massively looking forward to seeing the Riverside glow with all the various performers.”

The first parade will take place on December 1 between 5 and 7pm.