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Lantern Walk

Our Annual Lantern Walk has become a magical, annual tradition, designed to help kids big and small, welcome the darkness of winter and learn to embrace this big, natural change together with joy. We hope you can make Lantern Walk part of your year!

Local, Tinkergarten Lantern Walks will take place in December, 2021 and are be open for enrollment. Search for a walk near you at tinkergarten.com/lantern.

These resources here are designed to help you prepare for a local walk or enjoy your own Lantern Walk in the way that works best for you. We also have DIY Lantern Making kits to use or give as gifts!

We'll also host live events in early December designed to inspire  and prepare you to celebrate and walk! 

For 9 years running, our Lantern Walk has become a magical, annual tradition, designed to help kids big and small, notice and welcome the darkness that comes as winter approaches. Together, we learn to embrace change as a beautiful part of our world. This year, hundreds of thousands of people across our broad community will light their lanterns and head outside to walk, sing and enjoy the beauty of our little lights against the dark evening sky. This chance to feel connected to one another, our community and the natural world can provide us a lasting dose of hope to carry into the upcoming winter and the year of 2022!

Learn More

About The Lantern Walk

DIY Lantern Making

Traditional Jar Lantern

• DIY Activity

• How-To Video

Paper Maché Lantern on Instagram

Walking Solo or As A Family

Walking With Friends and Neighbors

Walking With Your Broader Community

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Download everything you need from DIY lantern-making directions, to special songs, to ideas for how to enjoy your Lantern Walk on your own or with those nearest and dearest. 

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Download everything you need to get the whole community aware and involved in a Lantern Walk, including images, flyers and easy ways to engage community groups to join in. Organize a group walk or try a Lantern Hunt in your area! You'll also find DIY lantern-making directions, special songs to ideas for how to make whichever type of Lantern Walk you plan special for your community.

Download everything you need to get friends and neighbors involved in a Lantern Walk, including images, flyers and sweet, easy ways to invite then to join—ideas like popping up your own lantern stand. You'll also find DIY lantern-making directions, special songs, and ideas for how to make Lantern Walk special with a local group.

Visit our Lantern Walk store to get or give a sweet, $10 kit that includes everything you need to help kids turn glass jars into beautiful lanterns—beacons of hope and light!

Get or Give A Lantern-Making Kit!

SHOP LANTERN KITS

Don't Have A Nearby Walk? Host Your Own!