december, 2019

21dec6:00 pm11:00 pm26th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Event Details

One Festival, Many Neighbourhoods

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 a multicultural array of lanterns, fire, singing, dancing, music, and storytelling.

DATE Sat Dec 21
TIME 6-11pm
INFO secretlantern.org

A Roundhouse partnership with the Secret Lantern Society


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PRE- AND DURING FESTIVAL

Help replenish our 17-year old Tree of Life with new branches, lights, and lanterns, or help with a variety of workshop tasks. All skill levels are appreciated. Drop-ins welcome! Mezzanine Workshop.

Sun Dec 15 Volunteer Orientation and Labyrinth Training: 3-4:30pm.

Volunteers are an essential part of the 26th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival! Come meet the team and get an overview of all tasks. There will also be specific training for volunteering in our magical Labyrinth of Light. Room B.

Dec 7-20 Volunteer Workshop: 12-8pm (weekdays), 11am-4pm (weekends).
Dec 20 Help make the Roundhouse beautiful for the festival.
Dec 21 Be part of the behind-the-scenes magic on festival day and night.
Sign up at secretlantern.org/volunteer-form


GIFT LANTERNS: PRE-FESTIVAL

Lanterns made by Secret Lantern Society artists are available for purchase at the front desk of the Roundhouse throughout December. Give the gift of light so a friend can join you in the lantern procession on solstice. $15/lantern


LANTERN-MAKING WORKSHOPS: PRE-FESTIVAL

Sign up for a workshop to get ready for Dec 21 and contribute to the glowing constellation of lanterns in your community. Price is per lantern; all basic materials provided. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Register via the Roundhouse front desk: 604-713-1800.

GLOBE LANTERN

Make simple and fun lanterns using a balloon.
Mo | Dec 9 | 7-9pm | $15/lantern | 259723 | All ages | Mezzanine
Sa | Dec 14 | 10am-12pm | $15/lantern | 259724 | All ages | Mezzanine

NATURE LANTERN
Create a lantern for your home using organic materials (pressed flower petals, twigs, leaves). Materials provided, or bring your own. Can be made in 2-4 hours.
Su | Dec 8 | 12-4pm | $25/lantern | 259725| All ages | Mezzanine
Sa | Dec 14 | 1-4pm | $25/lantern | 259726 | All ages | Mezzanine

PIN-PRICK LANTERN

These easy-to-make lanterns are great for smaller children.
Su | Dec 8 | 10-11am | $10/lantern | 259729 | All ages | Mezzanine
Th | Dec 12 | 6-7pm | $10/lantern | 259730 | All ages | Mezzanine

STAR LANTERN

Follow simple steps to make a lovely bamboo frame lantern.
Su | Dec 15 | 12-4pm | $25/lantern | 259731 | All ages | Mezzanine


LABYRINTH OF LIGHT: DURING FESTIVAL

Experience a beautiful and meditative walk through an ancient labyrinth lit with more than 600 pure beeswax candles. To assist with the Closing Ritual at 10:30pm please speak with the Labyrinth Box Office in the lobby. All ages.

DATE Sat Dec 21
TIME 6-11pm
LOCATION Gym
TICKETS $9, children under 12 free. Register for timed tickets at 
secretlantern.org


WORKSHOPS ON SOLSTICE NIGHT: DURING FESTIVAL

NATURE LANTERN

Spend the darkest night with your friends and family, and create your own beautiful nature lantern using natural materials (pressed flower petals, twigs, leaves). Materials provided, or bring your own. Can be made in 2-3 hours.
Sa | Dec 21 | 6-10pm | $25/lantern | 259736 | All ages | Mezzanine

PIN-PRICK LANTERN

Make a lantern and join a procession to David Lam Park at 8pm. Pin-prick lanterns can be made in half an hour or less. Register to reserve : 604-713-1800.
Sa | Dec 21 | 6-8pm | $10/lantern | 259737 | All ages | Games Room

SOLSTICE HEADDRESSES

Create your own beautiful solstice headdress using natural materials such as leaves and evergreens. Drop-in only, while supplies last.
Sa | Dec 21 | 6-9pm | By donation | Drop-in | All Ages | Exhibition Hall

Time

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

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