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Parol Lantern Festival

Annual Filipino Christmas lantern festival and parade
By - posted 12/7/2014 No Comment

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.

‎12th Annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 5 pm
Jessie Square, Mission St. & Yerba Buena Ln., San Francisco

In 2014 participating contingents who are vying for the Tala Awards are expected to incorporate the theme – Community Legacy – Pamana sa Komunidad – in the design of their parol lanterns and presentation in conjunction with the unveiling of the SoMa Pilipinas, a Filipino Social Heritage Special Use District in San Francisco.

2014 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.