2015 Port Moody Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Solstice Lantern Festival 2011 Port Moody

The fifth annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival is coming back to Port Moody on Sunday, December 20, 2015. To take in the fun head to Pioneer Memorial Park, located between Newport Village and City Hall, between 4:00 and 7:00pm.

The location was new last year, and it worked so well they’re returning to the same space. The event started five years ago when two local moms had a vision. They wanted to bring nature, community, family, celebration, arts, and music together in the beautiful green spaces of Port Moody each year for winter solstice. The event has stayed true to its grassroots beginnings, with a unique community feel.

Everyone is invited to attend to craft their lanterns, listen to local musicians, join the drum circle and walk the Crossroads Hospice Labrynth with a lantern to celebrate the longest night of the year. This a time for celebration, intention setting for the coming year, and connection with family and friends. It’s a kid-friendly event (see: started by two local moms) so round up the little ones. And for those who really want to make an event of it, costumes are welcome!

The organizers can always use help to get the event off the ground. If you can help make lanterns, bring mason jars, lend a hand with setup or takedown, decorate, offer financial support or assist in any way, they would love to hear from you. Email melyounique@gmail.com.

Happy winter!

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