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selfie competition

The Lismore App and Lismore Lantern Parade are running a ‘selfie competition’ with the prize a private family photo session with Humans of Lismore photographer Denise Alison. (read more)

vote & win

The Lismore Lantern Parade is proud to announce our first “Vote and Win” competition in partnership with the Lismore App. The prize is a Family VIP Lismore Lantern Parade Experience which consists of one lucky family winning;

  • Walking with their favourite lantern in the parade.
  • Seats in the VIP area for the lighting of the Bonfire.
  • Coupons to purchase dinner in the Market delight to the value of $80.00.

raising an army to keep the lanterns alight

The Lismore Lantern Parade has been a beloved feature on Lismore’s event calendar for more than twenty years, and one Lismore local wants to make sure it stays that way. Amanda Shoebridge is calling for an army of volunteers to help keep the festival afloat.

“Tens of thousands of people line the streets of Lismore every year, gloves and beanies on, camera’s in hand, children on their shoulders to witness the magic of the lantern parade. But often, even though most spectators would be delighted to throw some money in a bucket, there are just not enough ‘bucketeers’ on hand and every year the parade is run on the bare bones.” (read more)

new home for parade

One year on Lismore’s iconic Lantern Parade has not only survived the devastating floods when three metres of water swept through their old workshop and destroyed much of their lanterns, materials and tools. But they have thrived – moving into their new workshop, creating installations for the Commonwealth Games Cultural festival and working on events for an international audience, and planning this year’s lantern parade.

But, rather than a gentle move into this year’s Lantern Parade the team at LightnUp have been dealt another cruel curved ball!! Their finale home of five years will not be available due to delays with the renovation sof the $2.8 million Oakes Oval upgrade and it will not be completed until July, forcing the Lantern Parade to find a new home for the event on 23rd June. (read more)

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