Join us by lantern light on the darkest night of the year... 


4:30 PM

... to illuminate a path through the darker, colder months, with creativity & community.


With generous support from Hillsborough's Tourism Board, this year's Solstice Lantern Walk features a *NEW Solstice Market, showcasing a select number of local artists, live music, hot drinks, warm food, and more to be enjoyed before and after the walk.

Once the walk and market come to a close, we encourage visitors to tour the gingerbread on display in many local shop windows and patronize downtown businesses. Grab dinner, a drink, dessert, peruse in-town artist wares and gifts, check out the gingerbread exhibit and support local this winter season!

Artist & Vendor Announcements Coming Soon!


 Event Registration Required 

Click the button below to register your group for the 2022 Solstice Lantern Walk! Please note - This year's registration allows you to write in a donation amount. This event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.


While we strive to ensure HAC events remain accessible to everyone, Hillsborough Arts Council incurs substantial cost curating opportunities like Solstice Lantern Walk for our community. For this reason, we ask that those who can afford to do so make a $5 per person donation.


We cannot wait to see you at 2022's Solstice Lantern Walk and appreciate your support in making it happen!

Advanced Lantern-Making Workshop

Registration is now open for our final solstice workshop of 2022 on Saturday, December 17, 2:30-5 PM, at the Eno Arts Mill.

Whether you've already started your lantern build or need support bringing an idea to life, join us in dedicating a few hours to custom lanterns, just in time for the walk!

All skill levels welcome. $15/participant.


Click the button below to register.

Q & A

Click the lanterns below to learn more.

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