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30th Annual Solstice Celebration

December 21 2023 @ 6:00 pm PST

The Secret Lantern Society presents the 30th annual Winter Solstice Celebration! Celebrate the darkest night and the turning of the year by joining one of the 3 processions. At 6pm, processions at Leg in Boot Square and Vanier Park will make their way to Triangle Square, where they will join each other and converge in the Water Park. Visit the False Creek Community Centre for paid and free activities, including lantern-making and live performances.

Mini Gym

5pm – 6:30pm: pin-prick lantern-making. When you have finished your lantern, you can head outdoors to meet up with the procession!
6pm: Headdress-making with ivy and cedar – drop in, while supplies last
7pm – 9:30pm: Nature lanterns with flower petals and leaves

Lind Hall

Performances with Shaughna Born, Mistress of Ceremonies

7pm – 7:15pm: Opening Welcome from Squamish Elder Bob Baker
7:15pm – 8pm: Spakwus Slolem Dancers from the Squamish Nation
8pm – 8:30pm: Vancouver Morris Men traditional English folk dances
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Community Dance with The Carnival Band

Tyee Hall

6pm – 9:30pm: play with your shadow on the gorgeous image screen by Shadow Sail Theatre with random saxophone by Tim Sars


6pm – 9pm: The Canadian Planetarium. Learn about the night sky with community astronomer Bill Burnyeat


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
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