20 June | 2020 @ 6pm
virtual lantern parade
Like so many other events across the World affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lismore Lantern Parade has also had to postpone the annual event which was to be held on Saturday 20 June until 14 November 2020. We hope that the pandemic will soon be over and we can all come together to celebrate at this time.
In the meantime, we will light'n the hearts of our lanterneers, dear friends, community and friends afar by producing a virtual lantern parade (social distancing of course) to be held on Saturday 20 June 2020 and you're invited to be involved!
What we're planning to do is to ask our friends and family to decorate an old or new lantern, take a pic and send it to us by email or upload it to their social media account with #lightntheheart tag (make sure your pic is public) so we can include it in a wonderful montage procession to be launched in June.
We'd also like you to be involved in a live streamed virtual parade (more details to come) where we are inviting everyone to display their decorated lantern in their garden, front yard, window or shop front and play some music, bang some drums or sing to your hearts content to celebrate a brighter future together as we come out of this terrible time. Wouldn't it be so wonderful if we had whole streets and neighbourhoods of lanterns dancing with hope and joy as we light'n the hearts across the world.
how to be involved
Re-decorate a lantern that you've already made with us or order a new one for just $15 each. We have pyramid lanterns that we will deliver for a small fee within the Northern Rivers or you can pick up at the workshop in Lismore. We also have diamond lanterns that you can make and decorate form scratch. These can be posted anywhere in Australia for $10. These are also available for pick up or delivery within the Northern Rivers for a small fee of $5. If you live outside Australia you can make or decorate your own lantern.
Email us a photo of you and your lantern or upload your pic to your preferred social media channel using the #lightntheheart tag and tell us where you are from. Let's see your happy faces!! No need to be too fancy.
Participate in the virtual lantern parade on Saturday 20 June (stay tuned for more details) or subscribe so we can email you the details directly.