A community centred festival created to celebrate the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. The brain child of Alli Walker of Walker Events, the Mansfield Lantern Festival brings light and warmth to the centre of Mansfield in the cold of winter.
Bringing together fairy lights, open fires, food and drink and a lantern parade through the streets of Mansfield, the Mansfield Lantern Festival is a definite date to add to your calendar.
Originating in 2015 with a handful of people taking part in the main street median strip, the festival has grown to welcome more than 1000 to the streets of Mansfield in the middle of winter. Anyone with a lantern can take place in the parade – come one, come all!
Held in Mansfield at the base of Mt Buller in North East Victoria, the festival is an easy day trip from Melbourne. Spend the weekend and enjoy all that Mansfield has to offer.