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Saturday June 24, 2017


Our 11th annual Belgrave Lantern Parade promises another amazing celebration of creativity and community in the Hills.

Each year the Lantern Parade brings together the community of the Hills in a celebration of friendship, light, warmth and creativity on the shortest day of winter. The street is reclaimed for the people and thousands flock to take part in one of best and biggest community-made spectacles as hundreds of lanterns line the main street, accompanied by drummers, dancers and performers of all sorts. There’s also a lineup of fabulous performers and events before and after the Parade, and the Parade Village with fire pits, food stalls and community signing into the night.   

2017 promises more big lanterns from more groups in the community, coming together in the weeks and months leading up to the parade and working with our Hill’s own Lantern Artists to create awe inspiring large group lanterns of special significance.

Volunteer and be part of the fabulous team that makes the parade happen!

Volunteering at the lantern parade is a great way to help celebrate our creative community
In fact, the event simply wouldn't happen without this vital support.

The main requirement for volunteering is simply a willingness to be part of a fun team.  No specific skills are necessary, although if there's an area where your skills could best utilized, it'll be great to have you share them with us.   You can check out the volunteer roles and fill in a Volunteer Registration form on the web site, or simply send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or jump on our Lantern Parade Facebook Page and say Hello!
Volunteering is a great way to get even more out of this wonderful annual community event.

Lantern Making Workshops

There are a whole range of Lantern Making Workshops on weekends at Belgrave Library leading up to June 24. Check all the dates and booking information on the Lantern Parade web site. Bookings are essential and can be done online using the links at belgravelanterns.org.au
More information online: www.belgravelanterns.org.au

If you’d like to become a part of the Belgrave Lantern Parade, or know more:
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Workshop information: www.belgravelanterns.org.au
General Inquiries; Facebook or via Burrinja 9754 8723

Remember to walk, ride, catch a train or share a lift to the Parade in 2016 – and leave the car at home!

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The Parade celebrates the Winter Solstice – our shortest day of the year. It marks the midst of Winter in our cycle of seasons, but most importantly it heralds the turning point – the new beginnings as we turn toward Spring and the blossoms of the Hills that are just around the corner.
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night. All over the world people come together in their communities to acknowledge this important moment, celebrating with festivals, food, music, rituals, costumes, arts and more. Come and express yourself with your lanterns, your outfits, with your community group, with your sense of creativity and your festive spirit.

For more details visit the Belgrave Lantern Parade website: www.belgravelanterns.org.au


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