The Lantern Ceremony starts today!

The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020
The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020

Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony at the Expo.

This ceremony goes back to 2012, when Alchemy Immortalis created the Blue Willow lanterns especially for the Home and Garden Expo. It became the custom to release them each day at 4pm, and people would gather to watch and reflect as the lanterns rose slowly into the air.

The Lantern Ceremony in 2012
The Lantern Ceremony in 2012’s Home Expo

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

We invite you to join us each day at 4pm SLT for this ceremony which begins in darkness and ends as dawn breaks.

The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020
The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020