The Solstice Lantern Walk is an annual event that will take place on the Riverwalk in Hillsborough on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, at 5:45 p.m.
The event marks the beginning of the winter season, and the longest night of the year.
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The walk starts at Eno River Farmers Market Pavilion, and then proceeds along the River Walk, back to downtown Hillsborough.
It’s free to participate but registration is required. A $5 donation is suggested.
This is a non-denominational winter-themed event. Participants bring handmade lanterns, lit with LEDs (no flames) and in winter or star colors. No red or green LEDs. Bells and chimes are welcome.
There are lantern kits for sale in advance for $5 and $12. Learn about purchasing them here, where you can also find instructions.
The rain date is December 22nd, 2021.
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