Created and presented by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade brings together thousands of people, hundreds of lanterns, and some really big lantern puppets for a festive evening of creativity, community, and magic.

This is a night to show off your creativity with your homemade lantern and to celebrate community. Sit and watch from the sidelines or jump in the parade and dance to the music. Let’s light up the night and spark joy on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail together.

The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade debuted on the Atlanta art scene in 2010 with a few hundred people and continues to grow to include tens of thousands of lantern enthusiasts. Everyone is always invited to join in the fun of one of the most magical events of the year. Anyone with a lantern is invited to come out and light up the Atlanta BeltLine corridor! The parade is led by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and a host of live bands, including:

Pre-Event Festivities

Lantern Parade Events

  • 7:45 p.m.: Lineup begins at Adair Park I
  • 8:45 p.m.: Parade steps off onto Westside Trail
  • 9:15-10:00 p.m.: Parade finale “jam session” at Lee+White

Alternative modes of transportation are highly encouraged, such as taking MARTA to the West End station, utilizing a ride-share service, or biking. Train and bus schedule information can be found here.

If you are driving, limited parking will be available at:

  • 1200 White Street
  • MET Atlanta (680 Murphy Ave SW)
  • Herman J. Russell West End Academy (765 Peeples St SW)
    • Note: This parking lot closes at 11:00 p.m.

Ackerman & Co. will provide a complimentary ADA-accessible shuttle service to and from Lee + White and the 1200 White Street parking lot. The shuttle will run from 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.