What began in 1984 with a group of people gathering together for a candle-lit journey around Jamaica Pond has become an annual tradition bringing together the local community in the celebration of history, tradition and light.
The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade takes place on the weekend before Halloween. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th at 6:00PM.
Each year, approximately 4,000 people arrive at sunset with their handmade lanterns (typically made from recycled soda bottles) to take part in the parade that proceeds around the pond creating a beautiful display of colored light breaking up the darkness at the water’s edge.
For more information: http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org
Photo Credit: Brian Talbot