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A River of Light Lantern Parade

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Stay tuned for information on the 15th Annual Parade in December 2024!

General Info


Important Parade Day Info


The parade will start Saturday, December 2nd, at 5:00 PM sharp!



The parade will leave from Brookside Primary School, to Stowe Street and proceed to Dac Rowe.


Brookside Students - All Pre-K-2nd grade students will pick up their lanterns and poles in the hallways near their classrooms. The 3rd and 4th grade students will pick up their lanterns and poles in the gym.

Please note that there will be NO PARKING in the front parking lot of the school. You CAN park in the BACK of the school in the 3 parking lots there. However, there is NO PARKING on Armory Avenue (the road behind the school). It is highly recommended that you park downtown closer to Dac Rowe. There is parking at the municipal building as well as the post office and Anderson Field.

About A River of Light

Every December since 2010, community members of all ages have been coming together to celebrate and participate in the excitement of the River of Light Lantern Parade and festivities! In addition to enjoying the lengthy stream of enchanting lanterns, community members can gather at the parade's destination for hot chocolate, a bonfire, and entertainment such as Cirque de Fuego - fire spinners. Past years have included Burlington's street Samba band, Sambatucada, which has led the procession and are often joined by Burlington's Brass Balagan. 

The Waterbury Area MakerSphere Cooperative Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

EIN: 83-1945327

PO Box 114 Waterbury, VT 05676

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