Lantern Walk

Friday, November 12th

5:15pm: Kindergarten and Homeschool Enrichment families

6:oopm: 1st and 2nd grade families

6:30pm: 3rd grade families

  • Park on the west side of Orthopedic Center of the Rockies (OCR), not at the school.
  • Follow the luminaries from the parking lot to the trail.
  • Arrive in reverence, guided by the music, and find a seat with your child's class.
  • Listen to a story, told by your child's class teacher.
  • Sing and walk along the path, lanterns in hand.
  • Exit the path silently and with respect for the classes entering into the Lantern Walk experience.

Please note: if your family has more than one child in K-3 or Homeschool Enrichment at Mountain Sage, please attend only one Lantern Walk. We suggest attending the Lantern Walk of your younger child, but leave this to families' discretion.

And remember, this events is designed specifically for our younger students. Children in grades 4 and up should not attend.

What is Lantern Walk?

Artwork by Marna Widom

Join in on Lantern-Making Fun

To ready yourself for Lantern Walk, please join one of two gatherings to make lanterns and sing lantern songs with other parents. Hosted by Mountain Sage parent, Festivals Committee member, and former Waldorf Kindergarten teacher Marna Widom. RSVP is required.


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.

Warm Mulled Apple Cider

This is wonderful to sip after Lantern Walk!


Artwork by Marna Widom

Lantern Walk Through the Years