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Solstice Lantern Walk 2022

December 21, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us by lantern light on the darkest night of the year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 4:30-7:30 PM

Hillsborough’s Farmers Market Pavilion

Registration required: www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/solstice

Participants are invited to craft a handmade lantern before joining at Hillsborough’s Farmers Market Pavilion (144 E Margaret Ln. Hillsborough, NC) at 4:30 PM on Winter Solstice, 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.

We’re thrilled to announce that, with generous support from Hillsborough’s Tourism Board, this year’s Solstice Lantern Walk features a *NEW Solstice Market, showcasing a select number of local artists, live music, hot drinks, warm food, and more solstice celebrations to be enjoyed before and after the walk!

Once the walk and market come to a close, we encourage visitors to patronize downtown businesses and tour Homes for the Holidays: A Hillsborough Gingerbread Tradition, on display in many local shop windows.

Need help crafting your lantern before the walk? HAC offers lantern guidelines, resources, and workshops via the link below, and lantern kits are ON SALE NOW in the HAC Gallery & Gift Shop & NCMA Store while supplies last. *Kit proceeds support the Hillsborough Arts Council and future community arts programming for Hillsborough, NC.

Solstice Lantern Walk registration is required. 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!

Full details and event registration can be found at www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/solstice.