What is Lantern Walk?

Artwork by Marna Widom


Plan Your Lantern Walk

Before Lantern Walk day:

  • Gather the various supplies for making lanterns, mulled apple cider, and decorating your space.
  • Make your lanterns using the tutorials below or what was provided by your teacher.
  • Decorate your space; you can wait until Friday, November 13th but there's no need to wait to wrap your home in warmth and light! Place twinkling lights, candles, luminarias, and crystals or salt rocks around your house, in your windows, and in safe outside spaces.

On Lantern Walk day:

  • Make some warm mulled apple cider;
  • Decorate your space if you haven't already;
  • Listen to and sing the Lantern Walk songs;
  • At sun fall, light your lanterns and take a walk through your neighborhood, singing the Lantern Walk songs and sharing your light!

Take plenty of pictures of your family's lantern walk and share on here, here, and on your own social media pages with the hashtags #LanternWalk and #MountainSage

Warm Some Mulled Apple Cider


Artwork by Marna Widom

Sing Songs of Light

Children Of One Light Are We

Children of One Light are We
clear and dark the night
stars are very bright
lantern shining seems so small.
See in single file we walk along,
singing joyfully our lantern song.
We go through the land
like a wild geese band
children of one light are we.

Glimmer Lantern Glimmer

Glimmer Lantern Glimmer
glimmer, lantern, glimmer...
little stars a-shimmer
over meadow, moor and dale
flitter flutter elfin veil.
Peewit peewit rik a tik a tik, roo coo, roo coo.

glimmer, lantern, glimmer...
little stars a-shimmer.
over rock and stock and stone,
wander tripping little gnome.
Peewit peewit rik a tik a tik, roo coo, roo coo.

Down With Darkness

​Down with Darkness
Down with darkness, up with light,
Up with sunshine, down with night.
Each of us is one small light,
But together we shine bright.
Go away, deepest, darkest night,
Go away, give way to light!

Laterne, Laterne

Laterne, Laterne
Laterne, Laterne
Sonne, Mond und Sterne
Brenne auf, mein Licht,
Brenne auf, mein Licht
Aber nur meine liebe Laterne nicht.

I Go With My Little Lantern

I Go With My Little Lantern
I go with my little lantern,
My lantern goes with me.
In heaven the stars are shining,
On earth are shining we
The cock does crow, the cat says meow,
a e o
La-bimel-a-la-bamel-la boom, boom boom

The Sunlight Fast Is Dwindling

The Sunlight Fast is Dwindling
The sunlight fast is dwindling.
My little lamp needs kindling.
It’s beam shines far in darkest night,
Dear lantern guard me with your light.

Lantern Walk Through the Years