29th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Wednesday December 21 6:00pm-10:00pm
A False Creek Community Association partnership with the Secret Lantern Society.
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!

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. 18 from
10:00-4:00pm (free with registration to any workshop).

GLOBE Lantern (All Ages)
Transform a balloon into a work of art!
Su Dec 11 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
421550 $15/1 sess
Sa Dec 17 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
421551 $15/1 sess

NATURE Lantern (All Ages)
Create a lantern using organic materials (twigs, pressed flowers, leaves) for display in your home (not suited for procession).
Sa Dec 17 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
421553 $20/1 sess
W Dec 21 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
421554 $20/1 sess

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.
Su Dec 11 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
421555 $10/1 sess
Su Dec 18 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
421556$10/1 sess

STAR Lantern (All Ages)
All materials are provided and participants are encouraged to bring pressed leaves and flowers or other decorative elements.
Sa Dec 10 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
421552 $20/1 sess

LAST-MINUTE PIN-PRICK Lantern (All Ages)
Register early to ensure supplies are reserved for you. Can be made within 30 minutes.
W Dec 21 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
421559 $10/1 sess

HEADDRESS MAKING – Drop-in (All Ages)
Drop-in while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
W Dec 21 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
421560 $5/1 sess

Lantern FINISHING WORKSHOP (All Ages)
Drop in to finish any lantern begun in another workshop. free, no registration required.
Su Dec 18 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
421558 FREE

Lantern Sale
Beautiful lanterns are available at the front desk in December. Purchase a lantern ahead of time and join us on Wednesday Dec. 21 to celebrate and illuminate the darkest night of the year.$15 each (includes illumination and carrying stick).
Every day Dec 11-Dec 21 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
421561 $14.29/lantern

Halloween Howl (2-8 yrs)
A spooktacular event suited for 2-8 years includes arts & crafts, photo booth, bouncy castle, and a haunted house! Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Space is limited and registration must be done in advance in-person or by phone. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sa Oct 22 10:30 am-12:00 pm
419002 $5/Child

Breakfast with Santa (2+ yrs)
Join us for our annual festive buffet style pancake breakfast with themed arts and crafts, family entertainment, photo booth, and a visit from Santa! Space is limited and registration must be done in advance, in-person or by phone. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult & child must be registered individually.
Sa Dec 3 10:30 am-12:00 pm
419032 $6/Person

Birthday Parties (2-8 yrs)
Celebrate your birthday with a party at False Creek Community Centre on Granville Island. Your party includes a decorated room, use of the kitchen refrigerator, and a party leader to set out play equipment or organize games to keep the party hoppin. Children arrive, have one hour in the gym, then go back to the party room for cake, food and drinks (brought by the participant). Cost is $130 for up to 20 children and includes general decorations for the birthday party room, plates, napkins and cutlery. Leader will contact you a week before your party to discuss the party details. Please phone the main office at 604-257-8195 or check our on-line registration for available dates. Please note that we have discontinued providing pizza for the party. The party parent may bring or order in food for the party. Please, absolutely no nuts.
Instructor: TBA Instructor
Sa/Su Sep 24-Dec 18 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
REGISTER ONLINE $130/party

Sportball Birthday Party (2-10 yrs)
Sportball offers high-energy, action-packed birthday parties for kids ranging in age from 2-10 years! Kids enjoy a variety of sports and supervised games in a fun, structured and safe environment; festivities finish off with a traditional birthday celebration. The kids will need to catch their breath before they blow out their candles! Parties include 60 minutes of activities followed by 60 minutes of birthday celebrations with the coach. Patrons are required to pay in full at the time of registration. Inclusions: Sportball leader, gymnasium, tables, chairs. Exclusions: decorations, table settings (plates, cutlery, cups, etc), snacks, food or beverages. Regular birthday party refund policy applies. Max. 15 kids with 1 coach, up to 20 kids with 2 coaches.
Instructor: Sportball Vancouver
Sa Sep 10 419208
Sa Sep 17 419209
Sa Sep 24 419210
Sa Oct 1 419211
Sa Oct 15 419213
Sa Oct 22 419214
Sa Oct 29 419215
Sa Nov 5 419216
Sa Nov 19 419218
Sa Nov 26 419219
Sa Dec 10 419220
Sa Dec 17 419221
REGISTER ONLINE 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
$260/1Coach; $70/Additional Coach