The Lantern Walk is *this* Sunday, November 8th, 5:45 pm.
Our weather postponement has brought us a forecast for a beautiful evening! And something big to celebrate!
As a reminder, because of COVID the activity this year is to WATCH from the sidewalk or porches as we bring the parade to you, not to walk in the parade. The route is here! Please bring your own lanterns or decorate your house to make things extra festive!
See you then!
- The Mount Pleasant Children's Puppet Hour
This Year is DIFFERENT! This year we bring the Lantern Walk to YOU!
Take back the hour! Join us for a lantern walk to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time and the onset of winter’s early darkness!
Because of COVID-19, the Puppet Hour has decided that it would not be safe to gather together as we usually do. Instead, our troupe of lantern-makers will be parading through the streets of Mount Pleasant with displays and music. We invite everyone to watch from their houses or from the sidewalks.
You should not walk with the parade unless you are an official part of it. We'd love for everyone to walk together in one giant group, but we can't have a gathering that size. If you would like to be part of the parade, see about joining us here.
Our route will take us up and down the blocks between 18th and 19th streets from Ingleside terrace to Kilbourne place, except for Park road. A map and details are here! We will begin at 5:45 pm on Ingleside, then travel south, then return on 19th street. We expect the route will take about one hour altogether. The map includes estimates of when we expect the parade will pass different locations. We are hoping to provide live updates of our location during the walk.
We encourage everyone to bring lanterns to the parade! If you live along the route and feel like festooning your house, all the better!
In case of rain we would move the walk to Sunday, November 8th. You know, right after the election... A rain cancellation would be announced on this page, through our mailing list, and on our Facebook page.
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Thanks to neighbor Charles Worthington for creating our poster/website art! Charles has been decorating Mt. Pleasant sidewalks for the last few months under the Instagram tag chalk_about!