The winter solstice marks the gentle shift of our planet’s eternal relationship with the sun.

This dance of sun and earth has inspired celebrations of the human spirit, expressed through art and music, throughout the ages. Our own Winter Solstice Lantern Festival illuminates the darkest night with a multicultural array of lanterns, fire, singing, dancing, music and storytelling. Please join us and add your special light to the longest night!

Pre-registration will be required for the performances this year. Vaccine Passports and government issued picture I.D. will need to be shown before entry to the indoor performances. Performance times TBD.
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Tu        Dec 21             7:00 PM-10:00 PM    Free

Workshops

Globe lantern

Winter Solstice GLOBE Lantern (All Ages)
Transform a balloon into a work of art!Don’t be left lantern-less! Artists from the Secret Lantern Society will help you make your own beautiful lantern. All materials are provided and participants are encouraged to bring pressed leaves and flowers or other decorative elements. Price is per lantern so parent & child can create one lantern together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.*Additional time to finish lanterns will be available on Sunday Dec. 19 from 10-4pm (free with registration to any workshop).
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Sa         Dec 11             1:30 PM-3:30 PM
378742                                                 $15/1 sess
Su         Dec 12             10:00 AM-12:00 PM
378762                                                 $15/1 sess

Pin prick lantern

Winter Solstice PIN-PRICK Lantern (All Ages)
Easy technique can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Please be sure to bring your own clean and dry 1-litre tetra-packs.Don’t be left lantern-less! Artists from the Secret Lantern Society will help you make your own beautiful lantern. All materials, except tetra packs, are provided and participants are encouraged to bring pressed leaves and flowers or other decorative elements. Price is per lantern so parent & child can create one lantern together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.*Additional time to finish lanterns will be available on Sunday Dec. 19 from 10-4pm (free with registration to any workshop).
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Su         Dec 12             2:00 PM-3:00 PM
378722                                                 $5/1 sess
Su         Dec 19             11:00 AM-12:00 PM
378723                                                 $5/1 sess

Nature lantern

Winter Solstice NATURE Lantern (All Ages)
Create a lantern using organic materials (twigs, pressed flowers, leaves) for display in your home (not suited for procession).
LANTERN WORKSHOPS Don’t be left lantern-less! Artists from the Secret Lantern Society will help you make your own beautiful lantern. All materials are provided and participants are encouraged to bring pressed leaves and flowers or other decorative elements. Price is per lantern so parent & child can create one lantern together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.*Additional time to finish lanterns will be available on Sunday Dec. 19 from 10-4pm (free with registration to any workshop). With live music on Dec 21!
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Sa         Dec 18             10:00 AM-1:00 PM
378716                                                 $20/1 sess
Tu        Dec 21             7:00 PM-9:30 PM
378721                                                 $20/1 sess

Star lantern

Winter Solstice STAR Lantern (All Ages)
LANTERN WORKSHOPSDon’t be left lantern-less! Artists from the Secret Lantern Society will help you make your own beautiful lantern. All materials are provided and participants are encouraged to bring pressed leaves and flowers or other decorative elements. Price is per lantern so parent & child can create one lantern together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.*Additional time to finish lanterns will be available on Sunday Dec. 19 from 10-4pm (free with registration to any workshop).
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Su         Dec 5               10:00 AM-2:00 PM
378715                                                 $20/1 sess

Winter Solstice LAST-MINUTE PIN-PRICK Lantern (All Ages)
Be sure to register early to ensure supplies are reserved for you. Can be made within 30 minutes. Make your lantern and head right out into the procession! All supplies providedDon’t be left lantern-less! Artists from the Secret Lantern Society will help you make your own beautiful lantern. All materials are provided and participants are encouraged to bring pressed leaves and flowers or other decorative elements. Price is per lantern so parent & child can create one lantern together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Tu        Dec 21             5:00 PM-6:30 PM
380078                                                 $10/1 sess

Winter Solstice HEADDRESS MAKING – Drop-in (All Ages)
HEADDRESS MAIKING – Drop-in While supplies lastChildren must be accompanied by an adult. With live music!
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Tu        Dec 21             7:00 PM-7:30 PM
380079                                                 $5/1 sess
Tu        Dec 21             7:30 PM-8:00 PM
389710                                                 $5/1 sess
Tu        Dec 21             8:00 PM-8:30 PM
389711                                                 $5/1 sess

Winter Solstice Lantern Sale
Beautiful lanterns are available at the Front Desk in December. Purchase a lantern ahead of time and join us on Tuesday Dec. 21 to celebrate and illuminate the darkest night of the year.$15 each (includes illumination and carrying stick).
Instructor: Secret Lantern Society
Every day          Dec 1-Dec 21 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
380080                                                 $14.29/21 sess