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Fall Lantern walk

On November 1st, join families across the country as we carry our lights of hope forward into winter and 2021! Now in its 8th year, this beautiful tradition is designed to teach kids to embrace change, connect to nature, and feel the power of community. 

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Add your light to the hundreds of thousands of families who make lantern walk a tradition of hope, connection and beauty this fall!

Join us!

We at Tinkergarten are supporting lantern walks virtually this year. If you plan to walk in a group in your community, please be sure to practice safe social distancing.

Make A Lantern!

Paper Maché Lantern on Instagram

Traditional Jar Lantern

• DIY Activity

• How-To Video

Schedule of Live Events

Mon, Oct 26, 3pm ET

            Lantern Walk Week Kick Off                     Tinkergarten Founders

Join: Facebook + Instagram Live

Weds, Oct 28, 7:30pm ET

                  Live Story Telling                        David from Sparkle Stories

Join: Sparkle Stories Facebook

Thurs, Oct 29, 11am ET

                  Poetry and Lantern Making                  Nicolette from Wilder Child

Join: Wilder Child Facebook

Fri, Oct 30, 11am ET

                  Lantern Making Demo                         Carla from TG + Loose Parts Nature Play

Join: Loose Parts Play Facebook 

Sun, Nov 1, 2pm ET

            Lantern Walk Winners Announced          Tinkergarten Founders

Join: Facebook + Instagram Live

Sun, Nov 1, Dusk

            Lantern Walks Across the Country Share Photos and Stories

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