in the event of torrential rain, heat wave or blizzard please go to the indoor venues at 7:00pm


Produced by the Secret Lantern Society
Artistic Director Naomi Singer

To Volunteer: volunteer.secretlantern@gmail.com

One festival, many neighbourhoods

The 22nd Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival
Monday December 21, 2015

The dance of the sun and earth has inspired celebrations of the human spirit, expressed through art and music, throughout the ages. Honouring many cultural traditions, the annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival illuminates the longest night of the year with lanterns, fire, singing, drumming, music and dancing!

Come celebrate this warm and festive community event with a glowing constellation of lanterns shining in four Vancouver neighbourhoods.

Wherever you wind up, we hope you feel connected to your community and to the universal spirit of celebration!

Click here to learn more about the science of solstice.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently updating our website so please check back mid-October for updates.


Dear Friends,

If you love this festival, please write and tell us what the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival means to you. Your letters are more important than you know - not only do they touch our spirit, they are included in every grant we write to illustrate how deeply art touches the lives of so many.

To ensure the festival returns each year please also write to our partner Community Associations to thank them directly for their continued participation. Your voice is essential!

Naomi Singer
Artistic Director, Secret Lantern Society