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Winter Solstice Lantern Parade

December 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Minor Mishap’s Winter Solstice Lantern Parade has become an annual celebration of light, community, music, creativity and booty shakin’. Each year, we gather together on the longest night of the year, with lanterns in hand. Together, we make a collective art-piece, a swirl of beauty: of all our lanterns together in one place, under the night sky. Minor Mishap Marching Band – a 25-piece brass band – will provide the soundtrack.
Please make flameless lanterns! The beauty and magic of this event is in all of us contributing our own piece of beauty and light to the whole – hundreds of lanterns coming together under the night sky is truly a beautiful sight! It’s easy to make a beautiful light-diffuser out of paper or fabric or a jar or by poking holes in a can…and attach it to a flashlight. Some lantern ideas can be found here and here.
LEAVE NO TRACE! Of course we want to leave the park clean and beautiful! Please be sure to bring your beautiful lanterns home with you and don’t leave any garbage in the park. Therefore – we can’t put any lanterns in the water or release any in the air! Please keep your lantern with you.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, and by the generous involvement of our Krewe de Mishappiness members.
Minor Mishap would like to extend a special thank you to Mueller Community Association for allowing us to use their gorgeous park, to create community and art!


December 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM