Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf to light up the sky with annual Winter Lantern Festival

The Adelaide Hills will shine a little brighter with the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival celebrating its sixth annual event, happening Saturday 14 November.

Image courtesy of Hahndorf Lantern Festival

Hahndorf will shine a little brighter this Saturday 14 November, as the Adelaide Hills town celebrates their annual Winter Lantern Festival.

Included in the night will be live music, food stalls and more lanterns than you can poke a candelabra at.

Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s event will have no lantern parade, but will still have a massive paper lantern display, a picturesque dusk lighting of the lanterns and a fire mural lighting up the night sky.

All the fun kicks of at 5pm with the lanterns being lit at dusk, around 7:45pm.

Approximately 200 lanterns will be hung around Alec Johnston Park, Hahndorf and St Michaels school.

Many of the lanterns have been made by local students and families in the town’s lantern workshops held across the past seven weeks.

Keep your eye out for the giant lanterns that organisers have been working on for quite some time. They’re sure to impress.

Music on the night will be supplied by the launch of the new youth Thongaphone percussion ensemble, a band that uses everyday items and the humble flip flop to produce epic music.

The Fire Mural Finale designed by local Indigenous Artist, David Booth, will finish the event.

Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival is a non-profit NGO that is run by a board of local artist and residents. The festival started as an initiative by Mylor artist, Tony Hannan, Hills artists Rebecca Prince, Zinia King and the Hahndorf Academy. 

To ensure effective contract tracing, this is a ticketed event.

Purchase your tickets here.

Event Details:
What: Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival
When: 14 November 5pm – 9pm
Where: Alec Johnston Park – 58 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf

For more information click here.

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