Children’s Lantern Parade

Hermann River Front Pavilion

Friday November 25, 2022

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hermann’s Christmas season officially opens with a Lantern Parade through the historic district, beginning at the Riverfront Park Pavilion at 6:30pm. There will be Christmas lights, music, and refreshments. Rooted in the legend of the knight who gave his lantern to a beggar for warmth and light in the freezing cold, Hermann’s Lantern Parade helps show our youngest children their role as sparks of light in the dark of night.

Participants and spectators, as well as businesses and homeowners along the parade route, are encouraged to create and bring or display their own lanterns. Be creative and make them out of tin cans, tiki torches, paper lanterns on poles, kerosene lanterns, or whatever you can imagine! You can also visit The Blank Canvas Gallery and Studio before November 25th to decorate one free of charge!

The parade route will travel:
East to Gutenberg St
West on 5th St
North on Market St
East on 4th St
North on Schiller St
East on 1st St
North to Gutenberg
West to Wharf St
return to Riverfront.

Spend the night in Hermann!