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Solstice Lantern Walk

December 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Usher in the colder, darker months with creativity and community at the 7th annual Solstice Lantern Walk in Hillsborough, NC!

 Participants are invited to craft a handmade lantern before the event and join us at Hillsborough’s Farmers Market Pavilion (144 E Margaret Ln. Hillsborough, NC) at 4:30 PM on the darkest night of the year, Wednesday, December 21, 2022. After sundown, we’ll follow a procession along Hillsborough’s River Walk, lanterns lighting our collective path into warmer, brighter days ahead.

  • Solstice Lantern Walk registration is now OPEN! Suggested donation for this event is $5 per person. While we are committed to ensuring HAC events remain accessible to everyone, Hillsborough Arts Council incurs substantial cost curating opportunities like Solstice Lantern Walk for our community. For this reason, we ask that those who can afford to do so make a $5 per person donation. We appreciate our community’s support in making Solstice Lantern Walk happen!
  • Lantern Kits are ON SALE NOW in the HAC Gallery & Gift Shop for $8 + tax. This year’s Lantern Kits were made in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art. In addition to offering Lantern Kits, HAC encourages participants to bring their lantern dreams to life this year in BYO lantern creations. Guidance, inspiration, workshop dates, and more can be found at: www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/solstice-lantern-resources.
  • With generous support from Hillsborough’s Tourism Board, this year’s Solstice Lantern Walk also features the *NEW Solstice Market, showcasing a select number of local artists, live music, hot drinks, warm food, and more to be enjoyed both before and after the walk. 

Full details on all things can be found at www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/solstice.