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2015 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

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Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Jessie Square | 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94199



2015 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances.

2015 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa13th Annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 5-9 pm
Jessie Square, Mission St. & Yerba Buena Ln., San Francisco
FREE

In 2015, participating contingents who are vying for the Tala Awards are expected to incorporate the theme – Giving Light to the Future – in the design of their parol lanterns and presentation in conjunction with the unveiling of the SoMa Pilipinas, a Filipino Social Heritage District in San Francisco.


2015 Parade Schedule:

  • 5 pm: Entertainment & Parol Gallery in Jessie Square
  • 6:15 pm: Parade Starts at Yerba Buena Gardens
  • 6:30 – 8 pm*: Program & Tala Awards in Jessie Square

*In case of rain, the parade will be cancelled and all program activities will take place inside St. Patrick’s church at 6:30 pm.

Each year, the SoMa community showcases the parol lantern – the quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, peace, and light during the holiday season – and brightens Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane and Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Street.

The festival begins with a series of parol lantern-making workshops held at the Bayanihan Community Center. Parol workshops are open to the public.2015 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

2015 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

2015 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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Address: 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94199

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