december, 2017

21dec6:00 pm11:00 pm24TH ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE LANTERN FESTIVAL

Event Details

ONE FESTIVAL, MANY NEIGHBOURHOODS

A Roundhouse partnership with the Secret Lantern Society

The winter solstice marks the longest, darkest night of the year. This dance of sun and earth has inspired celebrations of the human spirit throughout the ages, and our own Winter Solstice Lantern Festival illuminates the night with lanterns, fire, singing, dancing, music, storytelling, and the famous candle labyrinth.

Dates, Tickets, Info

A Free Family Event – donations gratefully accepted

DATE Thurs Dec 21, 6-11pm
LOCATION Throughout the Roundhouse
INFO www.secretlantern.org


LABYRINTH OF LIGHT

Experience a visually beautiful and meditative walk through an ancient labyrinth lit with more than 600 pure beeswax candles. To assist with the closing ritual from 10:30pm, please speak with the Labyrinth Host. This is an all ages event.

Dates, Tickets, Info

DATE Thurs Dec 21, 6-11pm
LOCATION Gym
TICKETS $8, register for a timed ticket at www.secretlantern.org


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Would you like to join our team and contribute your skills to this community celebration? Please register with one of our Volunteer Coordinators:
Roundhouse: Krissy Golin krissy.golin@vancouver.ca
Secret Lantern Society: volunteer@secretlantern.org
Dec 7-19: Drop in any time between noon and 8pm weekdays, and 11am to 4pm weekends to assist artist Joey Mallett with lantern preparation or lantern classes in the Mezzanine Workshop
Wed Dec 20: Help make the Roundhouse beautiful for the festival.
Thu Dec 21: Help on festival day to make the magic happen!

Volunteer Orientation

Sa | Dec 16 | 146630 | Gym 1-2pm Labyrinth Volunteers
Learn how to set up and host our magical Labyrinth of Light made of 600 pure-beeswax candles.

2:30-4pm Festival Volunteers
Meet the team, take a tour and learn more about your role in the festival!


GIFT LANTERNS

Beautiful lanterns made by Secret Lantern Society artists are available for purchase at the front desk of the Roundhouse throughout December. Support this community event with your purchase and give the gift of light. $15/lantern.


LANTERN-MAKING WORKSHOPS
Sign up for a workshop to prepare for Dec 21 and join the glowing constellation of lanterns in your community. Registration is required; to register call the Roundhouse front desk at 604-713-1800. Price is per lantern. All basic materials provided. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are held in the Mezzanine, 2nd floor.

GLOBE LANTERN
Make simple and fun lanterns using a balloon.
Sa | Dec 9 | 10am-12pm | $15/lantern | 146628 | All Ages | Mezzanine
Sa | Dec 16 | 12-2pm | $15/lantern | 146627 | All Ages | Mezzanine

NATURE LANTERN
Create a lantern using organic materials such as pressed flower petals and leaves. Materials provided, or bring your own. Can be made in 2-4 hours.
Sa | Dec 9 | 12-4pm | $25/lantern | 146632 | All Ages | Mezzanine
Su | Dec 17 | 10am-4pm | $25/lantern | 146634 | All Ages | Mezzanine

PIN-PRICK LANTERN
These easy-to-make lanterns are great for smaller kids.
Su | Dec 10 | 10-11am | $10/lantern | 146638 | All Ages | Mezzanine
Sa | Dec 16 | 10-11am | $10/lantern | 146637 | All Ages | Mezzanine

STAR LANTERN
Bamboo frame lanterns can be made in approximately four hours.
Su | Dec 10 | 12-4pm | $25/lantern | 146639 | All Ages | Mezzanine


WORKSHOPS ON SOLSTICE NIGHT
NATURE LANTERN
Spend the darkest night with your friends and family to create your own beautiful nature lantern using organic materials such as pressed flower petals and leaves. Materials provided, or bring your own. Can be made in 2-3 hours.
Th | Dec 21 | 6-10pm | $25/lantern | 146633 | All Ages | Mezzanine

PIN-PRICK LANTERN
These pin-prick lanterns can be made very quickly, half an hour or less. Make your lantern and join a special procession to David Lam Park at 8pm. While supplies last.
Th | Dec 21 | 6-8pm | $10/lantern | 146636 | All Ages | Games Room

ORGANIC HEADDRESSES
Create your own beautiful solstice headdress using organic materials such as leaves and evergreens. Drop-in only while supplies last.
Th | Dec 21 | 6-9pm | Free | Drop-in | All Ages | Exhibition Hall

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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