Twilux Lantern Parade Nov 12

Twilux Lantern Parade

A Community Lantern Festival in the hamlet of Oxford Mills

A beautiful celebration filled with colourful lanterns, music and other exciting performances

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Hamlet: Oxford Mills, North Grenville

When: Saturday November 12, 2022 

Parade Start: 5:45 pm at Crozier park  
Parade End: Maplewood Park

This year’s parade has a THEME of N O R T H E R N L I G H T S
It isn't required but the organizers encourage costumes and dressing up in theme, and decorating your lantern to match! 

Cost: Free for all ages. 

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On the evening of this magical festival, community revelers come to Crozier Park with their handmade paper lanterns, arriving to the sounds of a band of merry musicians and colourful light performers!

The parade starts at sun set. Join the light-hearted crowd for a walk along the quaint streets Oxford Mills propelled by musicians, light performers, stilt walkers, giant glowing lanterns, flags, noisemakers, and dozens of homemade lanterns of all shapes and sizes.

Arriving at a twinkling, enchanted Maplewood Park, the ‘lanterneers’ are treated to more live music, vibrant performances, incredible light installations, and joyful children’s activities! The Oxford Mills Association will have hotdogs and chocolate milk on hand 

 Leading Up to the Parade- Making the Lanterns

Organizers, Lisa Poushinsky and Susanne Larner; local artists and community builders, lead a series of imaginative workshops, where adults and children learn how to make their own paper lanterns.  Look for them in the weeks leading up to the Twilux Lantern Parade. They will be held throughout North Grenville; in town halls and schools,'

Learn to make artistic offerings like:

  • small lanterns
  • large lanterns,
  • costume creation,
  • as well as singing and musical contributions.

Origins

This local festival has been inspired by the many traditional Light Festivals and Lantern Festivals around the world. As winter draws in across the Northern Hemisphere and nights grow longer, light festivals provide a glowing beacon to guide us through the darkening days ahead.

The community lantern-makers are active contributors in this artful celebration, as they parade their creations through the streets to display them at The Twilux Lantern galleries in Maplewood Park.

At a time of year when the days are shorter and darker, this act of togetherness brings light into the lives of all who participate. ✨

Written by
Susanne Larner
Co-organizer, Twilux Lantern Festival

P A R A D E   R O U T E 
The Twilux Parade route map is here! Our Lantern walking procession will begin at Crozier Park (the soccer fields) at the corner of Wellington & Hamilton. We will walk, dance and shimmy down the streets of Oxford Mills with glowing lanterns, costumes, lights, giant puppets and music!

  • In Maplewood Park, we are treated to creative light installations, more music, more performances and refreshments!
  • Join us at 5:30 at Crozier, where the parade starts at 6 pm and festivities follow in Maplewood. Dress warmly & bring some pocket money!
  • Public restrooms are available.
  • Parking at Crozier and Maplewood Park.

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