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Take Back the Hour!

 The rain is supposed to end early in the day, so the walk is on for today barring a radical change in the weather. If we did have to cancel, we would announce it here.

See you tonight!

- The Mount Pleasant Children's Puppet Hour

This Year is DIFFERENT!

This year our troupe of lantern-makers will be bringing their creations to you! Instead of our usual route through the woods, we will be parading through the streets of Mount Pleasant with displays and music and other surprises! Everyone is welcome to join in the parade or to watch from the sidewalks – or to watch from the sidewalks and then join in! Please see our Take Part! page for details.

The walk will start at 5:45 pm on Sunday, November 6th, the night that Daylight Savings Time ends. In case of rain we will move the walk to Sunday, November 13th. A rain cancellation would be announced on this page, through the mailing list, and on our Facebook page.

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 on the Route page. 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.  

You are welcome to gather on the sidewalks of Ingleside Terrace to wait for the start of the walk, especially if you would like to join onto the end of the parade and join us for 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!


We are not selling lantern kits this year, but check out our Making Lanterns page for ideas, sources, and instructions for some cool lanterns.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Write to


​And thank you for bringing *your* light!

- The Mount Pleasant Children's Puppet Hour

The Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour invites you to join us for a lantern walk marking the end of Daylight Savings Time and the onset of winter’s early darkness.
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Our poster/website art is "Borrowed Phonograph", a scratchboard by local artist Kate Samworth. Prints of the image are available here for $75.

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