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Solstice Lantern Walk & Market

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us by lantern light on the darkest night of the year for the 2023 Solstice Lantern Walk & Market, 5-8 PM, on Thursday, December 21, 2023!

1. Craft your lantern! Solstice Lantern Kits are now available for purchase in the HAC Gallery & Gift Shop while supplies last! Additional lantern resources and workshop opportunities can be found at

2. Register to participate in the 2023 Solstice Lantern Walk at Walk registration is required to attend. Registering allows you to write in a donation amount. This event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

3. Join us at Hillsborough’s Farmers Market Pavilion (144 E Margaret Ln. Hillsborough, NC) to shop giftable work by a select number of local artists and enjoy live music, hot drinks, warm food, and more at the 2023 Solstice Market both before & after we light up the night!

After sundown, we’ll follow a procession along Hillsborough’s River Walk, lanterns lighting our collective path toward warmer, brighter days ahead, together.

*All Solstice Lantern Kit and Walk Registration proceeds benefit the Hillsborough Arts Council and support continued access to community arts programming!

**ARTIST CALL** Artists are invited to apply, Nov. 1-15, 2023, to sell giftable winter or solstice-themed artwork during this year’s Solstice Market, 5-8 pm, under Hillsborough’s Farmers Market Pavilion. Application details can be found at:

Find ongoing updates on all things Solstice at


December 21
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hillsborough’s Farmers Market Pavilion
144 E Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC, 27278
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