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community lanterns project

community and government organisations, charities, businesses.


The Lismore Lantern Parade is Lismore’s iconic signature event and is a tradition in the true sense of the word.

The Community Lanterns Project celebrates 30 years of bringing light to the hearts the community, it provides opportunities for people to celebrate, have fun and express themselves in a creative way, while raising the profile of their local charities and community organisations, and  businesses.

how it works

Community groups, organisations or businesses nominate to participate in the parade by completing the registration form below. Once the booking has been confirmed the community group is responsible for carrying the LightnUp feature lantern/s.

Generally, each feature lantern requires up to 6 people to carry, with opportunity for another 4 to 6 people (more by negotiation) to join in the parade with small lanterns, musical instruments, fairy lights, and costumes to add to the celebratory atmosphere.

If you are a community group you can approach a business to sponsor you or nominate your group to carry a LightnUp lantern/s, or if you are a local business, you can also nominate yourself or partner with a community group you would like to support.

We will find a lantern that fits with your organisation, or you can nominate your favourite lantern to carry. A placard bearing the name of the sponsor and/or the community group is carried in front of the lanterns, this will be provided by the Lantern Parade. Final numbers of participants in the group must be provided prior to the event and you will be provided with wristbands. The community lantern sponsors and organisations are acknowledged in the media, on the parade website and the dedicated Lantern Parade Facebook page.

how much it costs

The cost to participate is $412.50 (including $37.50 gst) which includes feature lantern/s + 6 pyramid  lanterns which you can decorate yourselves, all little lanterns include LED candles.

The fee go towards the costs of producing the Lismore Lantern Parade.


A tax invoice will be sent to you once your application has been approved.


If there is a reason to not be in the parade because of financial constraints, please contact Jyllie Jackson, Festival Director, to discuss.


The themes this year are

Celebrating 30 years bringing light to our hearts

and yesterday today tomorrow

CONDITIONS – please read carefully.

Please complete the form below as soon as possible.
We will be in contact with you once we receive your Registration – with details of your participation.

• Registrations needs to be completed by Friday 5 June 2023 unless by prior agreement.
• Participation in the Community Lantern Project is $385.0 inc gst or a larger donation of your choice, paid by COB 14 June 2024.
• Please note the Lantern Parade will be held in the Lismore CBD and Riverside Park.
• Includes a feature lantern + 6 pyramid lanterns which you can decorate, everything provided.

Extra little lanterns are available up to a maximum of 10 @ $15 each.
•The adults & teenagers in your group will also receive wristband entry to the Parade area & Fiery Finale.

• A tax invoice will be sent to you once your application has been approved.
• Please pick up your wristbands from 289 Keen St before 15 June 2024
• You will need to arrange to bring rugs and /or pillows to sit on at the Finale in Riverside Park
• Parade Participants are requested to refrain from displaying overtly political/commercial posters or
banners etc in the parade.
• Parade participants must not hand out items such as lollies or leaflets from within the parade.
• We welcome groups to bring some of their own music to enliven the parade – boom box, portable speaker. Appropriate music please!
• Please wear bright coloured costumes - fairy lights are awesome too!


Remember to bring tarps or a cushion to sit on the ground and warm clothes.

Camp chairs can be placed in the designated area at the top of the hill.

We are planning to have a couple of screens to assist with viewing the Fiery Finale

be inspired and dress up


If you would like to participate in this wonderful community event please complete the online registration below.

NOTE If the registration form is not here yet, please send us an email with your request


For more info
Jyllie Jackson

CEO / Festival Director
02 6622 6333 (9.30am - 2.30pm) or 0412 732 102

register here
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