The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Goes Digital for 2020

Winter Solstice Virtual Lantern Festival

Photo: Secret Lantern Society

Like many events this year, the popular Winter Solstice Lantern Festival has gone digital to commemorate the first day of winter and celebrate the light. Vancouverites can join in the fun on Monday, December 21 from the comfort of home with lantern and food video tutorials, and a live stream celebration.

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The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Goes Digital for 2020

Celebrate the Longest Night of the Year in Vancouver

longest night winter solstice

Photo: Secret Lantern Society

December 21st marks the longest night of the year and Winter Solstice. Whether you’re celebrating the dance of the sun and the Earth, or simply the fact that it’s the longest night of the year, there’s a way for everyone to experience this winter celebration in Vancouver.

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Celebrate the Longest Night of the Year in Vancouver

6 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice in Vancouver

Photo Credit: ItzaFineDay/Flickr

Winter Solstice occurs on December 21 this year, but there are several events in Vancouver leading up to and on the actual day. Whether you’re celebrating the dance of the sun and the Earth, or simply the fact that it’s the longest night of the year, there’s a way for everyone to experience Winter Solstice in the city! Continue reading:
6 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice in Vancouver

The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Celebrates the Shortest Day of the Year

lantern festival vancouver 2016

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The winter solstice officially marks the longest night of the year in Canada, and is known as the official start of the winter season. But, since it already seems like we’ve been in the winter season for quite awhile in Vancouver – let’s just say it’s the start of the official countdown back to summer!

This year, winter solstice is being held on Wednesday, December 21 and to mark the longest and darkest night of the year, Vancouver will be hosting a party. You are invited to light up the night on Wednesday with the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, taking place in three neighbourhoods across the city for the 23rd year.

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The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Celebrates the Shortest Day of the Year

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

It’s the last weekend before Christmas!  Looking for ideas?  Check out our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Light Up the Longest Night of the Year at the 2014 Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Labyrinth of Light Vancouver

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The 21st year of celebrating, held on the 21st day of December! This Sunday, the 21st Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival will be held at three locations across Vancouver to celebrate the shortest day and the longest night of the year (then it’s all downhill from here until Summer, right!?).

The 2014 Winter Solstice Lantern Festival is a warm and festive community event centered around a glowing constellation of lanterns shining in three of Vancouver’s most spectacular neighbourhoods.

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Light Up the Longest Night of the Year at the 2014 Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Lights up this Saturday

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Vancouver 2013

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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!

Celebrate the longest night of the year this Saturday, December 21st at the 20th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, the “secret” December event takes place across multiple neighbourhoods throughout the city. This mostly free community event works to transform four Vancouver neighborhoods to celebrate the returning of the sun.

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Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Lights up this Saturday