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Overview


Workshops

Lantern Making in Yaletown

Lantern Making on Granville Island

Lantern Making in Strathcona

Drumming Playshops

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Overview


Workshops

Lantern Making in Yaletown

Lantern Making on Granville Island

Lantern Making in Strathcona

Drumming Playshops

Nature lantern

Nature lantern

Lantern Making

Don't be left lantern-less! Artists from the Secret Lantern Society will help you make your own beautiful lantern. All materials are provided and participants are encouraged to bring pressed leaves and flowers or other decorative elements. Price is per lantern so parent & child can create one lantern together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lantern Making Workshops take place at both Roundhouse Community Centre and False Creek Community Centre. Workshops are scheduled Dec 10 - 18 as well as on Solstice Night, Dec 21.

NoteTo avoid disappointment, please ensure registration is completed 24 hours in advance of workshop schedule. Workshops may be cancelled 24 hours in advance due to insufficient registration.

Globe lantern for sale, $15

Globe lantern for sale, $15

Gift Lanterns for Sale

Beautiful lanterns made by Secret Lantern Society artists are available for purchase at the front desk of the Roundhouse and False Creek Community Centres throughout December. You can purchase a lantern and join us on a special night to celebrate and illuminate the darkest night of the year. $15 each (includes carrying stick). 

 
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Lantern Making in Yaletown


Lantern Making in Yaletown

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Lantern Making in Yaletown


Lantern Making in Yaletown

 

Yaletown Lantern Making Workshops, Dec 10 - 18

Roundhouse Community Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews
604-713-1800
www.roundhouse.ca

To register, contact the community centre or register online.

Online registration is secure and easy:

  1. Click the Activity Code to be taken to the Vancouver Recreation secure website.
  2. Add activity to your cart and checkout.
Ginko globe lantern

Ginko globe lantern

GLOBE LANTERN

Made on a balloon, very simple and fun.

Activity Code: 94191  - Sat Dec 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, $15/lantern, All Ages
Activity Code: 94384 - Sat Dec 17, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, $15/lantern, All Ages

 

 

Nature Lantern

Create a lantern using organic materials such as plant stalks, pressed flower petals and leaves. Materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Can be made in 2-4 hours.

Activity Code: 94198 - Sat Dec 10, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, $25/lantern, All Ages
Activity Code: 94386 - Sun Dec 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, $25/lantern, All Ages

Pin-prick lantern

Pin-prick lantern

 

 

PIN-PRICK LANTERN

These easy-to-make lanterns are great for smaller kids.

Activity Code: 94201 - Sun Dec 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, $10/lantern, All Ages
Activity Code: 94387 - Sat Dec 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, $10/lantern, All Ages

 

Star lantern

Star lantern

STAR LANTERN

Bamboo frame; can be completed in approximately 4 hours.

Activity Code: 94393 - Sun Dec 11, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, $25/lantern, All Ages

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth of Light by Gregory Byrne

Labyrinth of Light by Gregory Byrne

Labyrinth of Light Volunteer Training

Are you interested in learning how to create, decorate, and facilitate a magical labyrinth made of 700 pure beeswax candles? Then come and learn from our master labyrinth creators and become an essential part of the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival!

FREE - Activity Code: 94383 - Sun Dec 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, phone community centre to register


Yaletown Lantern Making Workshops on Solstice Night, Dec 21

Roundhouse Community Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews
604-713-1800
www.roundhouse.ca

To register, contact the community centre or register online.

Online registration is secure and easy:

  1. Click the Activity Code to be taken to the Vancouver Recreation secure website.
  2. Add activity to your cart and checkout.

NATURE LANTERN

Spend the darkest night with your friends and family creating your own beautiful nature lantern using organic materials such as pressed flower petals and leaves. Materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Can be made in 1-2 hours.

Activity Code: 94294 - Wed Dec 21, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, $25/lantern, All Ages

PIN-PRICK LANTERN

These lanterns can be made very quickly. Make your lantern and join a special procession to David Lam Park at 8pm. $10/lantern, while supplies last.

Activity Code: 94296 - Wed Dec 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, $10/lantern, All Ages

ORGANIC HEADDRESSES

Create your own beautiful solstice headdress using organic materials such as leaves and evergreens. While supplies last.

FREE - Wed Dec 21, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, All Ages

 
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Lantern Making on Granville Island


Lantern Making on Granville Island

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Lantern Making on Granville Island


Lantern Making on Granville Island

 

Granville Island Lantern Making Workshops, Dec 11 - 18

False Creek Community Centre - 1318 Cartwright St.
604-257-8195
www.falsecreekcc.ca

To register, contact the community centre or register online.

Online registration is secure and easy:

  1. Click the Activity Code to be taken to the Vancouver Recreation secure website.
  2. Add activity to your cart and checkout.

NATURE Lantern

Create a lantern using organic materials (twigs, pressed flowers, leaves). No experience necessary! 

Activity Code: 89371 - Sun Dec 11, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, $25/lantern, All Ages
Activity Code: 89372 - Sun Dec 18, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, $25/lantern, All Ages

 

Pin-prick lantern

Pin-prick lantern

 

 

PIN-PRICK Lantern

Easy technique can be as simple or elaborate as you like.

Activity Code: 89373 - Sat Dec 17, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, $10/lantern, All Ages

 

 

Ginko globe lantern

Ginko globe lantern

 

GLOBE Lantern

Transform a balloon into a work of art!

Activity Code: 89367 - Sat Dec 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, $15/lantern, All Ages

 

 

 

FINISHING Workshop

Come put the final details on your lantern, all styles. Free!

FREE - Activity Code: 89366 - Sun Dec 18, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, All Ages, phone community centre to register


Granville Island Lantern Making Workshops on Solstice Night, Dec 21

False Creek Community Centre - 1318 Cartwright St.
604-257-8195
www.falsecreekcc.ca

To register, contact the community centre or register online.

Online registration is secure and easy:

  1. Click the Activity Code to be taken to the Vancouver Recreation secure website.
  2. Add activity to your cart and checkout.

LAST-MINUTE FAST Lantern 

Be sure to register as workshop runs while supplies last. Can be made within 30 minutes. Make your lantern and head right out into the procession!

Activity Code: 89370 - Wed Dec 21, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, $10/lantern, All Ages

 
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Lantern Making in Strathcona


Lantern Making in Stratcona

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Lantern Making in Strathcona


Lantern Making in Stratcona

 
Pin-prick lantern (last-minute lantern workshop)

Pin-prick lantern (last-minute lantern workshop)

Strathcona Lantern Making Workshops on Solstice Night, Dec 21

Strathcona Community Centre - 601 Keefer St.
604-713-1838
www.strathconacc.com

LAST-MINUTE LANTERNS

Lantern workshop 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. First-come first-served, while supplies last.

Lantern procession to McLean Park 6:00 PM

McLean Park 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 
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Drumming Playshops


Drumming Playshops

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Drumming Playshops


Drumming Playshops

 
Drum Procession by Lynda Nakashima

Drum Procession by Lynda Nakashima

Drumming Playshops

Rhythm, one of the most universal forms of communication, is the perfect way to bring the community together in the dark of winter. Participants are encouraged to help lead the lantern procession with instructor Ron Stelting on December 21st. Bring your own drum or rent one for an additional $5.25.

Granville Island

False Creek Community Centre - 1318 Cartwright St.
604-257-8195
www.falsecreekcc.ca

To register, contact the community centre or register online.

Online registration is secure and easy:

  1. Click the Activity Code to be taken to the Vancouver Recreation secure website.
  2. Add activity to your cart and checkout.

Activity Code: 89364 - Sun Dec 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, $5.00/Person, All Ages
Activity Code: 89365 - Sun Dec 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, $5.00/Person, All Ages