The Solstice Lantern Walk is an annual event that takes place on the Riverwalk in Hillsborough on Thursday, December 21st, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.
This is a silent walk, marking the beginning of the lengthening of daylight. Participants will carry white lanterns lit with an LED light (no flames allowed.)
You can purchase lantern making kits (while supplies last) at Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop at 102 N. Churton Street. The kit includes: 2, 12” white balloons, four sheets of white tissue paper, a LED light and a piece of yarn for the handle. Glue and bell are extra ($1 each).
Lantern kits are sold out but glue and bells are still available for purchase at Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop (see above.)
It’s free to participate in the lantern walk, but you need to register in advance, to help with planning.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., all participants must enter the Riverwalk from the Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. All other entrances will be closed. The 30-minute walk will begin a 5:45 p.m.
SPECTATORS: If you want to be a spectator, the recommendation is to watch from the Eno Parking Deck (behind Weaver Street Market). Only individuals with lanterns will be allowed to enter the Riverwalk.
Visit the Lantern Walk website to learn much more about the event, as well as instructions on creating the lantern.