A River of Light Lantern Parade
The 14th Annual
River of Light Lantern Parade
will be held on:
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
Theme - Toys & Games
Important Parade Day Info
PARADE START TIME
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.
LANTERN PICK UP
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.
Be a part of the excitement by building a lantern and joining the parade!
Community members are invited to build a lantern and participate in the parade. Lantern-building workshops are available for families, school children, and artists who wish to build larger lanterns. All tools and materials are provided. Workshops are free but donations are gladly accepted. Registration is required for all workshops as spaces are limited. See lantern workshops here.