Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival
Next Occurrence : 21 Aug 2020
An excellent and exceptional authentic community arts festival:
- Childrens’ lantern workshops
- Live music
- Live poetry
- Local food & wine
- Families & community
- Winter warmth & fire
From a humble beginning in 2015 the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival was quickly embraced by residents, tourists and businesses. It is now a thriving annual ‘must see’ event attracting 5000+ locals and tourists.
The Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival is artists’ initiated festival which began in 2015 based around ‘candle lit paper lantern’ workshops at local schools and the Hahndorf Academy with a group of about 20 local children. This led to a ‘Festival Day’ with live music, local food vendors and a magical dusk parade headed by the local brass band and culminated in a spectacular Fire Mural to concluded the evening.
Over the last 5 years hundreds of children and more and more local groups have become engaged: CFS, Hahndorf Town Band, Hahndorf Business Traders, DCMBarker, The Heysen Ensemble…
In 2017 the Council declared it a Significant Hills Cultural Event.