Wednesday, November 11, 2015

So you want to come to the Firelight Lantern Festival...

So you want to come to the 3rd annual Firelight Lantern Festival? Great idea!

Leanne Shea Rhem and Zac Kenny, photo by Emily Mountney-Lessard, The Intelligencer
Here’s everything you need to know:

WHO should come?
Easy answer: You! There is something for everyone. Adults & kiddies alike, all are welcome.

WHAT on earth will we be doing?
  • Parading down Main Street Picton with our lanterns 
  • Seeing fantastic live music from the ShuffleDemons (jazz/funk = awesome)
  • Watching a shadow puppetry show 
  • Dancing to music by DJ Ombudsman
  • Kids activities in the Pink Palace
  • Delectable treats from The Lunchbox
  • And enjoying a veritable feast for the senses!
Photo: Ramesh Pooran

WHEN is this fabulous event?

Saturday November 14, 2015. Gather at Benson Park between 6 & 6:30. In case of bad weather you can go straight to the Crystal Palace at 7 PM.


After meeting at Picton's Benson Park, we’ll be parading to the Crystal Palace, the biggest lantern of them all.

Here’s a handy map:




How much does this cost?
The parade is free; entrance to the Crystal Palace is $5 for adults, $3 for children, or Pay-What-You-Can. You can pre-pay your admission at Benson Park and skip the line-up at the Crystal Palace. Just look for one of our volunteers.

No lantern? No problem!
We'll have lots of lovely lanterns for sale for $10 each.

How do I light up my lantern?
Our volunteers at Benson Park will be handing out LED tealights and sticks to carry your lantern in the parade. No live flame, please!

What should I wear?
Dress warmly, and if you want, wear a costume! Whatever makes you feel good.

Still have questions? Contact Susanne at 613-922-5288

See you there!

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