One of the greatest JP traditions is the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond. Children, adults (and dogs!) gather to enjoy music, food and drink, design their own lanterns, and then walk around the pond with their glowing creations.
People are welcome to gather at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse from 5:30 to 9 pm. The parades starts at 6 pm on both Saturday, Oct. 21st and Sunday, Oct. 22nd and is presented by Spontaneous Celebrations and Friends of Jamaica Pond.
Come before the parades and you can buy and decorate your own lantern!
There will be music by Opposite People, as well as fresh pressed hot apple cider, Empanadas by Joshua and baked goods from Fiore’s.
There are also other times and places to make lanterns. There will be a pre-parade reception on Friday, Oct. 20th from 6 to 9 pm to eat, drink and make lanterns at Spontaneous Celebrations (45 Danforth St.). The Haven (2 Perkins St.) is also hosting a lantern making workshop on Sunday, Oct. 22nd from 2 to 4 pm.