Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a lantern?

You can make a lantern in any way you can think of! If you need help you can watch our videos or follow the instructions linked below:

Are there any size restrictions for my lantern?

No, feel free to make your lantern as large or small as you want, but please remember to use recycled or upcycled materials and include battery-powered light.

How do I light my lantern?

Your lantern must be lit with battery operated light. No candles will be permitted. Reusing a flashlight or bike light, battery powered string or rope lights or LED tea light candles are great options.

Do I need to register for the event?

Free registration is encouraged but not required.

Can I decorate a bike, stroller or wheelchair for the event?

Yes, please feel free to decorate anything you’ll be bringing with you for the event, but please use as many recycled materials as possible!

Can I just buy a lantern and bring it?

We’re hoping to see as many upcycled lanterns as possible, but we’d love to have you at the event in any way that works for you.

Do I have to walk the entire length?

We encourage participants to join us for the full parade. But, since the route is out and back you can turn around at any point and meet us back at the starting location.

Who can I reach out to with other questions?

Please feel free to contact us by calling us 216-520-1825 or emailing us at

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