In 2020, the Lantern Parade got creative with a Parade-in-Place! Neighbors around the BeltLine decorated and we all enjoyed the photos posted on social media of the homemade lanterns you put out on your porch, balcony, yard, and windows to shine your lights! A few lucky neighborhoods received pop-up parades with the Krewe’s giant puppets: Ormewood Park, Grant Park, and Adair Park. Please stay tuned as we determine how we move forward with the next lantern parade!

Watch the recap video for the 2020 Lantern Parade-in-Place!

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 in the fun and lights 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 trails! The parade is led by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and a host of live bands.

Traditionally (pre-pandemic), the Lantern Parade winds along the Eastside Trail with participants and spectators gathering from across the city and beyond. Anyone can walk in the parade as long as they have a lantern. Chantelle Rytter offers lantern-making workshops and do-it-yourself kits each year. Stay tuned for what shape the parade takes in 2022!